Did I tell you that we are only taking to CO what fits in the back of our minivan? The rest will remain in storage here until we decide that our move out there is permanent. So the personal items I take for myself, must fit into one medium-sized box.
I realize paring down all the "stuff" that I have accumulated over the years to a core group of personal effects requires a raw, hard look into what matters to my heart the most. I know they are just things, but things we can hold in our hands are conduits to the beautiful feelings we hold close to our hearts. They bear the emotions that we want expanded within, and relive again and again. Love, happy memories, gratitude, reflections, mindfulness, freedom, creativity, passion, peace...they all bring life to these inanimate objects, objects that keep my heart soft and my senses wide open. Perhaps these little magical reminders we carry are meant to burn into our hearts forever the invisible beauty of emotions that are gifts to a human life, so that one day we can, without fear, let the tangible all go. What's left then is an imprint of serenity, knowing that we have felt all that we could feel, and lived fully all that we could live.
Happy Wednesday my friends...
oh, and I was just wondering...what would be in your box?