I dig minimalism. Really. It's a cool concept and I'm all into it. When I travel, I try to travel light and enjoy not having too many choices of clothes to cloud my head with. It's far easier to decide when there are less choices... not too mention our environment has too many 'things' laying around. To strip down our need for material possessions seems like a healthy practice to me. It far outweighs living in greed. In my opinion.
BUT.... there are some possessions I seem to collect more and more as the years go by...: BOOKS.
If I could have a library room in my home, I would be thrilled. To be surrounded by ideas! Poetry! Plays! Thoughts! Stories! Biographies! Words! Essays! To be able to open the physical pages of a novel and swift away to another life, another land... to be able to learn from an educational book... or to be able to feel connected to myself by browsing through the pages of a poetry book... I am being transported right now just thinking about that. So I guess that makes me a book maximalist. I may be a minimalist in many things... but I'd be happy living in a library. For now, I'll have to settle with my overflowing book shelves....~
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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