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Blog post on lighter, simpler, more conscious ways of living.

Where is the Gift in This?

Turning an object slowly in her hand she asks “Where is the gift in this?”

Looking closely, she contemplates the potential value in the object, to herself and to others.

Is the gift in the keeping, with a fresh appreciation,

or is the gift in the giving or the selling?

Is the gift in the space liberated by its departure,

or storage available for something else?

Is the gift in restoring its usefulness by passing it on,

or in making the tough decision to release it from use?

Will the flow of life be enhanced by it,

or by its absence?

Seen broadly,

the gifts in an object lie beyond the object itself.

 

 

Photo by Dewang Gupta on Unsplash

Fond Farewell

I recently said a fond farewell to a guitar because I no longer played it. It had beautiful colours, and I loved to look at it every now and then. I liked it. But I didn’t play it. And I didn’t like keeping it in the garage. So I sold it to  a musician who felt he got a good deal on the price, and was very excited to take it home. Much better than keeping it in storage.

Saying farewell does not necessarily mean you don’t like or respect an object for what it is, or what it had meant to you in the past. In fact, letting go can be a sign that you value it enough to give it to someone who can make good use of it.

“If you love it let it go”. This normally applies to butterflies, and to children finding their independence, but it can apply to musical instruments too!!