something that i have learned over my years of simplifying is that there are two ways of filling a space, whether it is a closet, a bookshelf or a room. what often happens is we look at all of our things and zero in on the things we are willing to give away. this is great, because most of us have too much. we feel good that we have found some things to let go. then we gather up all the rest and put it back. this does work to some extent. but i think there might be a better way.
the other way is to set all of our things out and shop for the perfect collection from those items. we may end up letting some things go that we still like, but maybe we don't need them. i'd rather see a smaller collection of things that i love than a larger collection of things that are good.
-hospital or retirement home
-someone who would like it more
- goodwill or thrift store
so here are my book shelves…my favorite books surrounded by one of my other favorite things…white space. i like it.
what are some of the books that say, "you"?