How long before I realize that it makes me truly happy to feed the birds?

How long before I act as though kindness mattered above all else?

How long before I realize that I don’t need (or even want) most of my belongings?

How long before I fully recognize that working on a miniature scale is right for me?

How long until I feel that I have a right to the workings of my imagination, no matter how the cultural dialogue is unfolding (though ignoring the dialogue is impermissable)?

What if I could act as if everything was happening, not according to plan per se, but in its right and true time? In other words, what if all delinquencies were forgiven or rendered irrelevant? How liberating a thought!

** A huge thanks to all the recent lovely and thoughtful comments. Thank you. It really means a lot to me. Thank you, again.

14 thoughts on “Reflection

  1. Joanne

    At my age–I’ve been where you are going. I’ve asked the same questions. I got rid of half my stuff and kept what seemed right–I guessed wrong about 50/50. I do some for me and some for others. Random acts. It works out. Find a hospital with a neonatal unit. Make a few baby quilts out of that extra fabric. Or the Ronald McDonald House. Mothers with premies stay there because a hotel is too expensive–they would cherish a baby quilt. Something wild and colorful with a house.

    1. deemallon Post author

      That you for such a spot on suggestion. I’ve been thinking about baby quilts. We have the very wonderful
      Children’s Hospital here in Boston. People come from all over doe care there, often with very serious conditions. I’ll find out this week.

    1. deemallon Post author

      I listened to the link of the song you posted the other day, “All we are is dust in the wind.” Brought me somewhere else. Thanks for that.

  2. Hazel

    This post reminds me that things can be hard and full of light at the same time. I hope you are doing lots of kind things for yourself these days.
    I emptied a very old box of stuff today. Thinking that maybe, when there is a whole day at home, I can commit to that much.

    1. deemallon Post author

      Well don’t forget I have the luxury of making that observation with two attics, a garage, a basement, tons of closets and a shed.

        1. deemallon Post author

          Is that the size of the place you found? That WILL be challenging. Good grief. No wonder you are a Kondo-machine right now. Closets, I hope?

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