I am in the middle of a 'self-led' therapy and thoroughly enjoying it! Others would probably calling it turning out cupboards but the difference is I am
turning out the cupboards belonging to the ex, and his 'man drawers' [the wooden type, not the ones decorated with Homer Simpson, you understand.
Ex has removed most of the stuff that was easy to remove. This is the bottom-of-the-wardrobe/mostly-forgotten-about/hope-it-will-fade-away stuff. And it is interesting to see what it is there. Obviously quite a few unvalued things. I can't throw away stuff that is valuable to me - not in a money sense of course, but in a sentimental sense.
The wedding photo of his parents, which I wanted to put on the wall will be kept for my children. The painting of one of my favourite Somerset village will be reframed due to the smashed glass. I am sure that some of the family pictures that were there were there by mistake. But they are saved anyway.
The man drawers need to be thoroughly 'culled' but make me feel much better after all the years of being accused of being so untidy myself!
I had intended to head this with a funny picture of someone turning out cupboards. But on googling 'cupboards' this settle cum cupboard popped up, which I have seen and loved so many times. Painted by William Morris, details about it can be found here And I was reminded of Morris' dictum:
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful
And that applies to life and blog sites too. Always remembering that beauty is in the eye of the beholder or as Hume had it in his Essays, Moral and Political, 1742:
Beauty in things exists merely in the mind which contemplates themwhich, in my case, is very fortunate......