However, all the stuff in this big house does distract me from my silence. Not that in-my-ears kind of silence, but that in-my-mind silence. It just exists, filling up all the places and spaces that aren’t empty. But I’m working on it; every morning, before I go to the library to write, I do a little clearing. Every day I’m making a few decisions; even getting rid of one thing helps clear my mind and my house.
I even considered taking a week and working through my waking hours, going through the house room by room tossing down to the bare minimum.
How about this challenge? If you could only keep 100 books, what would they be? How about that for a purge? 100 books, 100 kitchen items, 100 pieces of clothing. What would they be? I don’t need 100 pieces of furniture, so how about 20? I could settle on 20 pictures on the wall, but in the AR, I need all 300 little sitters.