Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Minimalism in the sharp area

It will come to a shock to anyone who steps on my boat these days because it is still quite cluttered, or as I like to call it ‘full of treasured things’ but compared to a few years ago (my friends will agree) it is positively minimalistic.  I wrote some time ago about  how I wasn’t a minimalist but a maximalist.  In fact it was as long ago as 2007. Since then I have been de-cluttering.  I have been looking at things with two attitudes 1) am I ready to let it go and 2) do I really need it.

Yesterday I was reminded, when it sprung out from it’s hiding place on top of my mah-jong set at the bottom of, at the back of… underneath in…, that I had something else I didn’t need; a beautiful knife. It is far too sharp and beautiful to be of any use on the good ship so this evening I returned it to the person who gave it to me.  I am sorry to see it go, but I think it will be pleased to be back home.

I do love knifes, but I much prefer to admire them from afar. There is no need whatsoever for me to be in possession of them. It’s weight, blade and pattern was beautiful.






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