Its the little things…
I slammed the drawer shut and turned to try another as my frustration level grew. I know it was there because I used it just the other day but now it had mysteriously vanished. I also know I packed a number of them, and back home they all had their own specific location so I would know where they were when I needed them. Now however even though I only found one when unpacking even that one has gone astray, probably because it still does not have a new home.
I am sure quite a number of you have felt the same frustration when you have moved. Remembering or even writing down what was in box #3 or #10, but then when you arrive at your new location things get misplaced… because they do not have that same ‘old’ specific location to be in. Over the years you may have noticed that I am a man of routine and had a place for virtually everything I own.This has come to help me in these later years when I tend to forget quite quickly. Now I am faced daily with the overwhelming task of locating, finding and giving a new home to virtually thousands of everyday objects.
Of all the considerations I pondered over the months and years deciding weather or not to move, finding a new home for my scissors was never one of them. But without their home or for that matter without any shelves, bookcases or tables it is to late now and I realize that there are literally hundreds upon hundreds of ‘little’ things that need a new home… one that I will now have to remember and one that will take a long time to become second nature.
I know to you this may seem trivial but to one who is easily overloaded psychologically it is a daunting task to undertake. Especially when one must consider that it is not only the small things that are now homeless but also the big things, like where is the nearest hospital, laundry, food store or place to have my oil changed. Again you are saying big deal figure it out… but I can tell you it would be quite easy to get very depressed as I face this myriad of things.
That said I will continue down the path I have chosen
putting one foot in front of the other
I can find a clean pair of socks!