Red Echo

April 12, 2007

It’s slowly dawning on me, as I have begun to think about my apartment in terms of fitting it into the new room at Heden, just how much stuff I’m going to be able to leave behind. Books, clothes, furniture, even music gear – it’s time to strip it all down. It feels good to separate my things according to what I actually care about and what I’m willing to let go. There’s a little lift every time I detach myself from something.

I made a little bookshelf, about five years ago, out of three big slabs of wood and two ornamental grilles scavenged from a craft store’s going-out-of-business sale. It’s elaborate, interesting, took a lot of work to make, and looks unique… but I think it’s time to be done with it. I don’t have to carry it around with me forever just because I made it.


  1. I would love to inherit that bookshelf also. Then, if you ever decided that you wanted it back, you could have it! My books need a place to live.

    Comment by Kristen — April 12, 2007 @ 8:51 am

  2. Looks like we all love that bookshelf! I was going to volunteer to house it as well.

    And I just figured out that you probably don’t see the comments I make you on live journal – do you even see my journal?

    Comment by Dana — April 12, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

  3. Dana – I have the Red Echo RSS feed on my livejournal friends list, so I see comments posted there as long as the original post is no more than a couple of days old. And yes, I see your journal posts, too!

    Comment by mars — April 13, 2007 @ 8:56 am