Month: January 2011

Moving in

Moving, the bittersweet process of leaving one dwelling and settling in another, is not just about changing address. It is about breaking your back carrying those heavy boxes and running around making all the necessary – and the less necessary but obligatory- paperwork. But it’s also a moment to stop and evaluate your life and the role of all the things you have gathered around you over the weeks, months and years. What do you really need to take with you, what can be packed away to storage and what are you ready to let go? Going through old school papers, letters and Christmas cards and stopping to read one of them with a nostalgic smile on your face or a tear in the corner of your eye. And finally, taking the last walk in the empty rooms remembering all the moments that took place between those walls and moved you, changed you, made you grow to be the person you are today. And once you have closed that door turning the key with tender …