Pack and Live Lighter

A few days ago I arrived back in London after nearly nine months of constant travel, and I now find my new self in my old place. The thing that strikes me, apart from the greyness of the skies, is that I’m surrounded by just so much stuff: books I don’t remember having, clothes I haven’t missed, furniture barely used. […] Whatever was I thinking? […]

“Before undergoing a serious surgical operation,” the French writer Victor Hugo once said, “put your affairs in order — you may survive.” Perhaps we should learn from this when we are packing for a trip. Don’t just think about what to pack — pay attention to what you’re not taking with you as well. Because eventually you have to come back to it.

~ From Is it time to pack – and live – lighter? by Ben Hammersley



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