- January 4th
So much to say, and really, there’s so much time.
But others have said that some things are better off left unsaid.
Perhaps some things are better left unsaid, but unspoken words begin to pile up in corners like old newspapers until they have reached the ceiling, and then what?
Create new piles only for them to reach the ceiling again and sooner or later, the room is left cluttered and filled with unwanted, trivial, useless, minor things that, ironically, begin to capture your attention when you wanted -no, needed- them to be such thoughts you could carelessly toss in a corner and not think twice about.
So what do you do?
Maybe you slowly reach for the piles, take a load down to the recycling bin every day until you no longer have any newspapers left.
Maybe you would toss them in a garbage can, light a match on fire, throw it in and watch as every page turns to ashes.
Maybe you look through familiar clippings and keep a few in a small album or stick them in between books you find closest to you; save them so you can read them again.
Find a way of getting rid of them in a way you are satisfied, with no regret of ever shredding or burning or keeping simple pieces of paper.
But always clean the room; and be done with it. And once it gets messy again, all you have to do is organize.
The important thing is to make it a habit of understanding the differences between what should be kept and what should be tossed in order to make room for the things worth looking through again.