Saturday, March 31, 2018

Minimalism

My recent books from Amazon. © Prashant C. Trikannad
Books are my weakness. I hoard books. I also read them. But I hoard more than I manage to read. Every now and then I look at my collection of 100-odd books, mostly fiction, and tell myself, "Someday I'm going to get around to reading them." That "someday" is probably going to be somewhere in my post-retirement years, when I'll sit on a rocking chair by the window and gently rock myself to sleep with an open book face down on my belly.

Still, I have a thing for Minimalism, the new lifestyle thing. I like the idea of less is more. I try and put it into practice in nearly every sphere of life, clothes, shoes, newspapers, socks, gadgets, kerchiefs, private transport, and occasionally food. Just not books and comics.

Ideally, if I were to get rid of stuff, de-clutter as the new-age gurus say, I'd begin with the mind where all the troubles start and then work my way down to the more mundane things of life.

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