Okay. What is it?
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I think it was Beth who, last weekend, asked me, "How have you had the patience to look at all of this stuff?"
We were talking about the option to dig through the stuff in the house versus pitching it all in a big dumpster Day One.
I answered as truthfully as I could. It hasn't been patience. It has been denial.
Last summer, cooped up in a small 10 x 12 room with a window A/C unit and hiding from 90 degree heat, I had two choices:
1) Think about the holes in the walls and ceilings all around us.
2) Focus on one piece of glass, one postcard or one thing-a-ma-jig at a time.
The choice was clear. "Wow! Look at this tiny, tiny little mark on the bottom of this glass. Hmmm...."
I'm sure everyone who ever took a psychology class in school will see a lot in this story. Let the head shrinking begin!