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Possessions ~

"How are you transporting all of your possessions?"

I've been asked this several times. In a 10kg bag I respond!

But seriously, if I could it would be less than 10kg. I am an extreme minimalist. I have no empathy, sympathy or sentiment for materialistic things I have accumulated over the years. For the last few weeks I have left a room with a black rubbish bag full of what it says on the bag, rubbish. I feel sorry for the bath set. Getting passed from sister to niece, niece to uncle, uncle to grandma, grandma to neighbour and on and on.....quit it lads..... Bath sets are for life, not just for Christmas!

Possessions to me need to be practical, useful things. When I'm forced to bring only what I need with me to America it's not a big deal for me, and I have it narrowed down to under 10kg. However... other people don't see it that way. If I bring one thing then I am questioned why I don't bring the other, or am I?

No. I am blessed to have people around me that understand how I am and know that I just need to bring what will make me feel at home. Things like paintings, a poetry book, an egg poacher, a bottle of poitin, Lyons tea bags, Charley's ashes, a years supply of thyroid medication, a telescope, dog food, dog leads, dog balls...

Practical stuff.

Don't fill your house with possessions that are meaningless. The day will come when you, or your loved ones need to clear out that rubbish, and that is what it is, rubbish. You may think you need it but when you make a move you realise that it's a beautiful keepsake not worth keeping; it's a useless, rubbish, meaningless, dust collector.

Not a possession.

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