I can’t find my way to get rid of my clothes away

What’s the oldest things you’re wearing today?

I have several closets full of dresses and more dresses. A closet full of shoes and more shoes. A closet maxed out in blouses, shirts, and jeans. And, many of these are older than a decade. I just can’t follow that rule that one should get rid of clothes one hasn’t worn in the past two years.

Look, some clothes have sentimental value. Others remind oneself of how we used to be. Other clothes are aspirational.

As such, loaded with a myriad of reasons for why to keep articles of clothing, I keep transporting beyween all my moves boxes upon boxes of my clothes, as well as my son’s. I want there to be a legacy for him and his future family.

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  1. As the beneficiary of “legacies” from multiple generations of family, I can say that dealing with all the stuff is a life task in itself. I wish my parents had made more effort to get rid of things that crowded every nook and cranny.
    I have old clothes, too, with those I wear until I wear them out, like 30-year-old hospital scrubs, that I’ve re-purposed as yard clothes, that I’ve patched and repaired so many times they are rotten, almost beyond repair.
    Making decisions about what to do with the profusion of stuff breeds resentment, not gratitude. Some empty space is sometimes the most valuable inheritance.

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  2. Oh Dear Lord Dear Miriam in my Public Dance Years now Totaling Close to
    9 Years And 9 Months Come May 26, All 18,277 Miles i Went Through a New
    Pair of Over One Hundred Dollar Nike Shox Athletic Shoes Every Three Months Yet i Didn’t throw Them

    Away They Were

    Sort of Metrics of

    How Much Further

    From the Past i Might

    Continue to Travel in Public Dance

    Particularly When i Got to 40 Months

    Oh the Synchronicity as on that Very Day

    my Nike GPS Watch Recorded 6,666 Miles

    (Still Have the Photographic Evidence to Prove it)

    Which Meant An Average of 166.66 Miles A Month

    For 40 Months True i Am A Numbers Dude Before Words too hehe

    When i Rose
    Up to 22 Pairs of

    Various Colors and Newer
    Styles of Nike Athletic Shox Shoes

    my Wife was Growing Rather Impatient

    Per the Pile of Shoes Gathering in my Home

    Gym Room So i Came up With A Solution i Don’t Know

    if it Would Work For You i Gathered All the Shoes Together

    And Even Some Old Clothes That Reminded me of the Old

    Hell Years of Work Uniform Shirts With Symbols of the

    Military Station i Worked So i Spread Them out Even

    my Old Long Pants i No Longer Fit into As the

    Muscles of my Buttocks Were No Longer

    Flat Like Before Dance as my Wife

    Noted to me After that Fact

    With A More Rounded

    Rear AS Such

    True i Made A Rather
    Decorative Display on the
    Floor Took Some Artful Pics

    And i Do Believe They Are Somewhere
    Amongst 130,000 Plus Photos and 11.7 MiLLioN
    Words in the 9 Years and 9 Months of my EPiC Longest
    Long Form Poem “SonG of mY SoUL” And Honestly it’s Really

    No Different Than Them Being in my Closet That’s Enough
    i Never Even Think of Looking For them again And Honestly

    It’s Like All the Words Highly Unlikely i’ll Ever Visit them
    Again and Besides Who Would Wanna Go Back When There

    Are More Memories to Create in Even More Creative Ways
    Than the Past Indeed i Write a Novel Sized EPiC Long Form

    Poem Twice A Month Around 60,000 Words Each Every Month

    Yes i Used to Go Back to Proof Read them When Finished

    Yet Now the Present Writing Singing Creatively is Just

    too Precious to Waste my Hours Minutes

    And Seconds of Precious Life Left to

    Go Back the Best Advice of

    All i Ever Gave myself

    to Follow Through

    is Write A New Story

    Every New Move Holy
    Dance Every Word Sacred
    Song Make this One Present

    Gift A Breath of Inhaling Peace
    ExhalinG LoVE Real Heaven STiLL

    Ascending Transcending Newly Now

    FLoWinG As Days Goes By the Seconds The Hours

    The Years The Eternal Now New is Still Evolving For Real

    And Finally Eternally Now It’s All Naked Enough Whole Complete…

    Yes Other Than That my Last Pair of Athletic Shoes Lasted 11 Months

    It’s the Butcher’s Blade of ‘Wu Wei’ Where The Knife Glides Through

    The Meat in Effortless Ease Less Dulling of the Blade Same Applies

    (So Much Like When You Master A Vehicle For EV Hybrid Mode)

    to Soles of

    Shoes Indeed
    mY FRiEnD

    Same Applies

    To Souls of Human

    Eternally FRiEnDS Newly Now

    With Gravity Balancing For All We Do

    Ascending Transcending into ‘Electronic

    Vehicle’ Mode The Need For the Adrenaline of Gas

    Practically Disappears into A Cloud As We Descend

    God Yes Above
    Becomes Below

    Dear Lord You Are
    Amazing Dear Miriam
    You Just Inspired A Story
    For How Humans Go New to
    Heaven Now And Staycation Hehe…

    Honorable Mention Goes to Nike And Skechers (Newer Shoes) And
    Honda And Yes Of Course my Lovely Justifiably ‘Nagging’ Wife HAha..:)


  3. I am dealing with things in my closet, trying to clear it out, down to what I actually wear and/or use. So many clothes of various sizes as I’ve gone thru a couple of transformations over the last 20 years. I’m currently wearing the larger sizes as my grief tends to have me eating comfort foods. I still have a couple of things of my late brother’s, a shirt I have photos of him wearing, and his beat up measuring tape from work. I also have my late father’s ratty ofd bathrobe that he wore so often when at home. Now I’ve kept a pile of my late son’s clothes, etc and need to make room for it in the closet as well. Many things have been taken to the thrift store to donate, still purposeful for someone. Lots of mixed feelings and decisions I really don’t want to make, but the clutter is getting to me, so it has to be done.

    I guess I have in mind that someone (I don’t know who now) will have to go thru my things one day, and I want to make it easier for them. Lots of emotions flooding up as I go. Sending you good thoughts.

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