The truth is that 23 years is a long time. The amount of things that collect in a home in such a time span is considerable. When one has the habits of a magpie, gathering everything shiny, that number is much larger. The task of sifting through the pile to find what I might need in a new life is quite difficult.

How do you decide what may interest you in the future? How long do you keep things with sentimental attachment, but no real purpose? I am trying to take with me only things that make me smile when I see them. And when that is too many, I try to find a new home for them, with someone who may think of me and smile.

There must be 1,000 things I made in this house. Not all of them are useful or beautiful to me. These I am trying to donate to charity in hope that someone else may find them so. It was easy to find new homes for the furniture. Most of it went to family. But too many tchotchkes is too many.

Yours truly,

Kat, the Tchotchkes Queen

3 thoughts on “Mathematics

  1. No you are not crazy, you are turning the page to a new chapter, an adventure with your husband. ..there is no time to waste. I smiled when I layed your quilt out today for the babies to crawl on.

  2. are you leaving the area? we moved to Allen Park from Plymouth 2 years ago, not very far but a world away from life as I knew it, partly for health I have COPD, and, to be closer to my only grandchild, where ever you go safe journey.

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