“After I told my friend Amy Jo about our clutter conversation last week, she shared her own thoughts. ‘We each have so many interests, and certain things — like books — keep us connected to those interests, or give us the illusion that they do,’ she said.
“‘But they also clog up our lives and make us less efficient at doing what we are and what we want to do right now. It’s hard to let go of the things that we believe represent parts of ourselves, or we hope represent us. In many cases, these things represent who we were or wished to be at one time — not who we are right now.’
Hat tip: Dave Pollard.
* surely an entry for “most pleasing attribution of the year”