When I started this blog in November 2009 I wrote:
A Cottage by the Sea: A blog for those who are looking for silence, solitude and simplicity and who sometimes want to be alone.
Although the cottage is no more, it’s spirit of silence, solitude and simplicity remains. And as we know, a cottage-by-the-sea can be anywhere;
right now my cottage is my home. I can find silence and solitude here, but finding simplicity is a challenge. I know that simplicity can be a mental state, but the forty year collection of stuff in this house reminds me that it also has physical aspects and right now my mind and body are in competition. Every day my thoughts about stuff clutter my mind. I lament to friends but I don’t take action.
Soooooo, today is the day to stop blabbing and so something. Before I post this, I’m going to purge my closet. I’ll report back. Can I do it in a hour? Well, I can start. I’ll be back.
I’m back. This was not tidying up; this was purging twenty turtlenecks, three pairs of slippers, and two pairs of sneakers. My life feels simpler already.