Yes, I am a lover of things. As I have aged and become wiser (I hope) things do mean a lot less. The things that I have taken for granted over the years mean the most and they aren't really "things".
We moved 7 years ago and cleaned out an entire house taking the
things that meant the most. It was a cleansing experience. Now seven
years later the new space is filling up, I have lost control. I am
feeling clogged and crowded. I wrote a couple of months ago about
Graham Hill and an informal talk I attended that he one of the speakers.
It was inspirational. Sunday's article in the NY Times "Living With A Lot Less" is so true. Although Graham seems to be more of an extreme than I, there must be a happy median out there. I am working on finding it. Good-bye to my collection of many dinner plates...not this week.