Getting and Getting Rid Of

Tomorrow is Super Saturday, a day that rivals Black Friday for total number of sales. An estimated 126 million people will be shopping tomorrow. I won’t be one of them. If I am not comatose from exhaustion (I spent most of today working on clearing out stuff from my storage unit) I will be spending tomorrow in the storage unit again seeking more punishment.

I hadn’t realized the irony until this very second — tomorrow, 126 million people will be getting stuff, and I will be getting rid of stuff. (Or maybe that isn’t irony. Maybe it’s balance, but there is no way I can get rid of enough stuff to balance out all the new purchases everyone will be making, so I’ll stick with “irony.”)

It’s an interesting experience revisiting possessions I haven’t seen in so long. I’m finding things I didn’t know I kept, which to me is an indication that I should get rid of them since obviously, I have no real attachment to the items. On the other hand, I can’t find things I am positive I saved. Yikes.

I’m also repacking boxes that have gotten smashed from too much weight sitting on top of them for two and a half years. So much fun!

I hope your pre-Christmas weekend is as exciting as mine.

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Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light BringerMore Deaths Than OneA Spark of Heavenly Fireand Daughter Am IBertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

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4 Responses to “Getting and Getting Rid Of”

  1. LordBeariOfBow Says:

    and neither was I, I refuse to be sucked in by the greed that feasts on the ignorance of the masses.
    Here endeth the lesson for today from your own friendly socialist atheist chum.
    And a very happy new year to you Pat 😀 😈

  2. Constance Says:

    I will be doing the same thing, clearing out things that I don’t need. Will try to find people that can use them. They are in good condition. Next, Yard Sale at my friend’s house. The end goes to the Thrift Store.


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