Mostly True Memoirs


I am a minimalist.

With hoarding tendencies.

When we moved last year, I got rid of 50% of my stuff.

It was very liberating.

Lately I have noticed that some stuff is starting to build up again.

Specifically, shoes and books.

The shoes are easily explained.

I hate shoes.

And they hate me back.

Ever the optimist, I keep looking for that one, elusive, comfortable pair of shoes.

Sometimes I think I have found it.

However, I have an entire closet full of pinchy shoes that prove otherwise.

Every one of them hurts.

I’m still looking…

The books are another story altogether.

I can blow through several books a week.

That adds up to a lot of clutter.

I have started to read e-books to cut back on the piles of stuff.

Somehow, though, the books continue to stack up.

My bookcases are all full.

Now the books are piling up on tables and in corners.

I need more shelves.

I have no idea how this is happening.

And that’s the story I’m sticking with.


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