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It all brings me joy!

April 21, 2018

This morning I was sitting in bed reading and looking up every once in a while and thinking about how happy it makes me that my dresser fits in my new bedroom and that my peacock feather mirror is hanging above it here like it is supposed to. In our last bedroom the dresser didn’t fit and the only place the mirror could go was behind the door. I was thinking about the next post I was planning to write, “The Status of the Peacocks” but I was also thinking about a news item mentioning that Lisa Minnelli was “Mariekondoizing” and selling all her stuff. I wondered how this Marie Kondo could make someone want to get rid of all their stuff. So I went to Wikipedia and found out the process is actually called the KonMari method and consists of “gathering together all of one’s belongings, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things that spark joy (in Japanese tokimeku) and choosing a place for everything from then on.”

Since almost all of my decorative categories’ belongings spark joy, I brought them all to Chicago and have been choosing and documenting the places I found for them. I think I am going to have to look at some other category (perhaps clothing) if I want to do any “mariekondoizing”.

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3 Comments
  1. At least now I have a word for the “smallifying and simplifying” that I’ve been trying to do around here!!

    • I like “smallifying and simpliflying”!

      • When I was teaching fifth grade, I had to learn to use a smartboard. We used to “enlarge” and “diminish” things. I ended up saying, “smallify” and “biggify”. It lead to a fabulous lesson on word roots and suffixes.

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