Friday, January 9, 2009

There's a Light ...

Hallelujah! I see a light at the end of the tunnel. It's been a looooong 15 years, but, finally, I feel the burden being lifted!
There is a gene in the Coston family that has yet to be mapped by the scientists working on the Human Genome Project: the "Hoarding Useless Junk" gene. Nick's dad had it and passed it on to him, and from what I understand, Nick's grandfather and great-grandfather were afflicted with it, too!
However, Nick said a few nights ago, after cleaning out the floorboard of his truck (that was piled even with the dash), "Yes, it's a freeing feeling to get rid of some of this stuff. It really does feel good!" And he turned to Abi and said, "We really don't need to hang onto all of these things, Abi!"
I have since seen him carry something (useful and worth keeping) to the place that it belongs and actually put it away, as opposed to adding it to the top of one of his numerous piles or junk drawers and throw a few other things into the TRASH!
Clutter makes me feel so anxious ... but there's a light at the end of the tunnel!

1 comment:

Matt said...

There is also apparently an unmapped gene in the Fryar genome which makes Fryars feel anxious by clutter... I have it, you have it, Dad has it, and I'd be willing to be Grandpa had it. I, fortunately, married a non-clutterer!