In Memoriam…

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Am going to soon move to another city and shift into another apartment. Have been busy sorting things out and cleaning up in that context.

It’s simply amazing how much clutter we accumulate over time, and how difficult it is to declutter. Was reading some online tips and one great idea was to “digitize to minimize” – especially for those items that you have an emotional attachment to. Am trying it out and this post is part of that digitizing process. Hope I succeed…..

Have owned this doggie for almost two decades now. Bought it in Dilli Haat (New Delhi) long ago, and he has travelled with me to Singapore, US, back to India and all over India. Finally mustered enough resolve to donate him to my maid’s kids.

Here’s a great verse by Lord Tennyson from the poem “In Memoriam” that he wrote after his friend’s death. People mistakenly quote this verse in romantic break-up situations, but it was actually written after the death of a close friend:

I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

 

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