Moving On

“You’ve got four jackets.”

“Yes, but they’re all different – different colours match different occasions.  Two are everyday, one is lightweight and one is dark and formal.”

“And the blazer?”

“Yes, that makes five, I know.”

That’s the kind of conversation I have been having with myself recently.  We’re downsizing.  Easy to say, and the practicalities are often quite straightforward.    It’s the letting go of the memories and emotional attachments.

I’ve been through this before, but not so intensively.  This letting go, moving on.  Those attachments are powerful, but do they represent my relationships with myself and other people and who I am today?  If they do, perhaps I am stuck.  Like the clutter I am trying to clear. 

I have made start.  I’ve taken twenty three boxes of books to Oxfam.  They tell me they have raised several hundred pounds.

Ah, but the jackets….

”He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” (Luke 4:11)

Chris Dawson

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