Slowly we inch toward completion of our home. The white walls gleam and contrast nicely with the other room colors. Of all the spaces, the back hall to the garage came out the best with its fresh paint and new art. New carpet there next.
Nothing’s really new here but paint, yet we have taken two and a half truckloads to the thrift shop and everything is changed. Simpler. Less furniture, less art, and less everything. Yes, we still have too many tchotchkes. We have begun letting go of all those too. Letting go is an amazing thing from the two of us who lost everything again and again. Now we are letting go of things voluntarily. Change comes slowly to some of us, and there are those like us who fight it tooth and nail.
Today I would like to make record photos of the finished rooms, perhaps try out the new studio area, and dig around in the garage a bit. Maybe get rid of more stuff. Find my paints. Sometimes change is fun too.