January 13 Meditation (Kimmo Lahtinen)

January 13 Meditation (Kimmo Lahtinen)

As I wrote a few days ago, I haven’t yet experienced the loss of a close family member. But this morning I watched an episode of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo in which the house being tidied belonged to a woman whose husband of 40 years had died nine months prior, so thoughts of loss and grief have been top of my mind.

The woman in the show was determined to make the physical reminders of her beloved husband more deliberate, by reducing the sheer amount and focusing on what truly – as Marie puts it – sparked joy. But when every item is a memory, how do you decide which parts of a person’s life to deliberately remember and which to allow yourself to forget?

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