Tomorrow is Super Saturday, a day that rivals Black Friday for total number of sales. An estimated 126 million people will be shopping tomorrow. I won’t be one of them. If I am not comatose from exhaustion (I spent most of today working on clearing out stuff from my storage unit) I will be spending tomorrow in the storage unit again seeking more punishment.
I hadn’t realized the irony until this very second — tomorrow, 126 million people will be getting stuff, and I will be getting rid of stuff. (Or maybe that isn’t irony. Maybe it’s balance, but there is no way I can get rid of enough stuff to balance out all the new purchases everyone will be making, so I’ll stick with “irony.”)
It’s an interesting experience revisiting possessions I haven’t seen in so long. I’m finding things I didn’t know I kept, which to me is an indication that I should get rid of them since obviously, I have no real attachment to the items. On the other hand, I can’t find things I am positive I saved. Yikes.
I’m also repacking boxes that have gotten smashed from too much weight sitting on top of them for two and a half years. So much fun!
I hope your pre-Christmas weekend is as exciting as mine.
Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Connect with Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.