Tonight I am working in a nearly empty house. All our furniture has been sold off today at a massive garage sale.
The few items left, like the couch, will be sent away tomorrow. The emptiness is soothing. I didn’t realize how much attention our possessions demanded from us until now.
My desk has become a small, plastic fold out table. On it are the essentials — two monitors, a printer, keyboard, mouse and phone. There isn’t room for anything else. Soon, that’s how we will be living our lives. The essentials will be there — our monchu and our work. That’s where our focus will be.