My parents have passed on and we are now sitting and sorting the contents of my family home. Friends and family are helping, as is a phased-approach and the method of working within categories. Phases include: reducing, recycling, and re-using. We are mostly finished with the first two phases and are now within the re-use phase — this requires the most physical processing and emotional energy. Categories we have packed or donated so far include: Baskets, Christmas, Music Library, Family Memorabilia. Little by little we are working through what feels like a mountain of physical memories — the stuff of our family and generations before handled and decided upon within the context of now.
Moving forward with a listening heart,
vision, inquiry, and action,