As far as household items go, I tend to overestimate the amount of 'stuff' I need for daily life---stuff that ends up hindering, rather than helping.
One unforeseen benefit that has come from moving so often is that I've had to learn to deny my natural hoarding tendencies. Read more
As a child, it didn’t occur to me that roses pushing through the cracked, dry soil might somehow be incongruous. I never thought then about what difficult work it was to sustain such beauty in the midst of our austere surroundings. We moved houses several times in my childhood, but the yard and flowers were priorities that were dealt with soon after getting settled into the new place. Read more