Giving Things Away

The legend goes that Ernest Hemingway would give some possessions away at the end of each year just to show that he in fact possessed them and not they him.

Today, I’ll return from Christmas vacation with a small pile of new treasures in hand.

Tomorrow’s a good day to clean out the closet and retire or give away some stuff rather than adding new presents to piles of old possessions that still hold me too tightly.