When a clearing task feels a bit too much to cope with i re-read Marie Kondo.
I've always liked that her book is about more than what to do with your stuff. In her second book Spark Joy she elaborates a little on the traditions in Japan.
In the final chapter called Preparing For The Next Stage Of Your Life she describes mono no aware, translated as 'pathos of things' as the deep emotion that is evoked when we are touched by nature, art. or the lives of others with an awareness of their transience. It also refers to the essence of things and our ability to feel that essence.
I found this piece of Japanese fabric in the linen cupboard. Just the thing for the change of season as I put away the summery things.
The kitchen smells of quince.