This used to be a bedroom. Now it is a storage bay for boxes of STUFF. And this is by no means all of the stuff - or all of the boxes ready to go into the removal van...next Monday. Where did all this come from? Surely we didn't actually buy all this STUFF.
In some countries peole live in tents or huts. Why do we have to live in houses with so much stuff and so many THINGS, that to move them is a great effort that takes weeks and weeks of sorting and packing. Then, of course, there will be weeks and weeks of unpacking and re-sorting. Why do we do it?
In Fiji, we saw many families living in houses that had a roof, but only three walls. The people all seemed to be extremely happy. But, then again, the weather was very warm.
Ah, well, moving day is but one week away and soon we will be in a new home where we can look and wonder at all the stuff we have accumulated over the years and decide what is truly worth keeping.
Wish us luck!
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