Yesterday a friend of mine moved back into Bangalore, and we went over to help….and I couldn’t help wondering why we seem to surround ourselves with so many more possessions than we could possibly need…. why do we tend to accumulate so much of stuff? Everything looks so attractive, so potentially useful, and sometimes so ..just must-have…when we see them, and they come to join us in our daily existence. And then, of course, there are the things that are given to us by those around us; they are tokens of affection, so we accept those too, and give them place in our homes….but the sad truth is that so much of our possessions are only clutter, and we don’t have the inclination, the ability, or the clarity to identify them as such, and get rid of them. We are like magpies, picking up whatever we see and bringing it back to the nest, and we wind up with homes that overflow with what we like to think are possessions, but are often…just junk!
A very enjoyable trip to Madurai and a terrible (yes, still) internet connection meant no LJ, and have been sitting up at 3am, catching up with friends’ posts. When I am reading so many posts (the power has gone and I wonder when the UPS will pack up, and kill off my connection, or when the connection will drop), I don’t have the time to post comments…and I don’t like that..it’s like keeping quiet instead of participating in a conversation!
Found this on the LJ of
I like to put things into the drafts folder on both my gmail and Outlook Express…the pickle jar for my ideas and words, I guess…