On owning and being owned

We spent most of Sunday sorting out boxes of stuff and getting rid of lots of things.

It reminded me that you cannot own anything without also being owned by the very same thing. Everything is an obligation, a weight and a responsibility; even if it has sentimental value.

We also had a call for some last minute emergency travel in recent weeks, and it was great to be able to pack a rucksack each and jump on a plane with the boy in his carrier. With a laptop and an iPad we can work from pretty much anywhere, and we’re happy to live with very little.

So, while I’m not the first person to say this. I’ll repeat it for my own sake:

The less you own, the more you are free.

Shake out.

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