I’m working on cleaning out Ayealyn’s room (or what will be Ayealyn’s room) and I came across a box of old letters and cards. I have decided that I’m going to throw almost the whole box out, I think.
There is a part of me that really hates to get rid of these special mementos, but at the same time, this is at least the third time that I have come across them, wondered what to do with them and then just ended up sticking them in a different place. I don’t want to separate myself from the relationships that the letters represent, but as I look at the names on the return addresses, I realize that I am actually friends with several of these people on Facebook, but I never really talk to them.
So, as I dramatize the simple act of clearing out what has become clutter, I realize that I need to clear out some emotional clutter as well. I need to live in today. Who in my life could I currently correspond with and possibly encourage? What relationships could I be establishing that will actually live on in the future? These are questions I need to contemplate.
So, bye bye letters. I still have good memories of your senders and I pray a blessing on them.