Cleaning Closets

I cleaned my closet from top to bottom for the first time in four years. I decided that I could get rid of the joint tax returns from 1983-2003 along with all the baggy saggy long winter undies and ball caps with salt-stained rims and receipts for purchases made long ago, along with the boxes for the laptop and its successor. I finally let go of my mother’s rainbow colored dressing gown. Cleaning things out and rearranging them gives one more room to stretch out and breath and see what’s there, internally as well as externally. One of the reasons we hang on to things too long is because we feel like we will lose the moments in our life that those things represent. It’s a lie, but we still do it. I am boiling those moments down and condensing them; making them more portable. I’ve been sitting still long enough. I’m ready to move, and I plan to travel lightly.

About Sharon

Like anyone who lives long enough, I have experienced great loss and survived. I am convinced that my survival depends on my own participation in creating the reality I am living in, and I am determined to be a thoughtful and active participant/creator. These writings are my way of documenting that creation. As the song goes, "I will survive!" I chose the title Staying Vertical because I find that surviving isn't just staying on my feet physically. Keeping my thoughts and emotions on the vertical plane keeps me alive and moving forward. Thanks for joining me!
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