Saturday, January 21, 2012


I was cleaning out my closet, organizing some internet files, and reviewing our book list when I came across a "side note" containing a quote from Tom Robbin's "Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates". This man is both irreverent and brilliant, deceptively funny yet dead serious in confronting the "Big Issues".  He writes:

"Things...Things attach themselves like leeches to the human soul, then they bleed out the sweetness and the music and the primordial joy of being unencumbered upon the land. People feel tremendous pressure to settle down in some sort of permanent space and fill it up with stuff, but deep inside they resent those structures, and they're scared to death of that stuff because they know it controls them and restricts their movements." 

Wow...That is a mind-bender!

I started thinking about living in our small, confined space, about 300 sq. ft., and the things that are important to us: camera, a lot of electronic stuff, enough clothes, kitchen and bathroom basics, thousands of photos stored on external hard drives and printed in albums, and books galore...though we both have Kindles.  Books are our passion and we have a wide range of interests, from fiction to history, science and spirituality.  So for us to come across and really like a Tom Robbins's novel is not completely out of character.

That said, I'd like you to see our latest acquisition from a recent visit to Costco:

A must have, right?!

A perfect fit!

This versatile little cube cost $40 and has a whole bunch of storage space inside, plus serves as a convenient side and cocktail table.  There are some things.....
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