In my driveway sits a big, green dumpster. Empty.
It was delivered today. It is rented for a month.
I will now begin purging my house and garage.
After twenty years at this address, it is time to get rid of the trash, the excess and the unwanted.
A few things will be donated to charities.
A few things will be sold.
Comparatively little will be allowed to clutter my life.
Two antique bookcases will stay, and a few antique chairs and rockers.
Computer. Television. Stereo. Books, music, movies.
Some clothes. One bed. One dresser. New dishes, still in the box.
Family photos. Art work. Sewing machine.
I will finally have clean, empty space.
Space in which to move easily in order to finish work that has needed doing for a long time.
A blank canvas.
A clean slate.
Room to breathe.
I feel better already.