Have to refer to yesterday's post, petals for you! Happy belated birthday, Freda and impressive numbers on the step's count.
It's so odd to see those houses, a complete new level of clutter.
Thank you Cristiana. Indeed it is odd..
And I thought we had a lot of stuff! Actually there are two things that really matter to me - I like plain, flat ceilings (without downlights dotted about), and I like space around pictures and ornaments, somewhere to rest the eye. There is a Japanese (I think) expression that the space that surrounds an item is as important as the item. I hate feeling crowded by stuff.
Like you, I like the Japanese concept of Ma, the white space, pregnant with potential and vibrancy of its own, is as important as the stuff it surrounds,
I read that in an oriental bird painting there has to be space for the bird to fly into...lovely concept.
Silence and empty space I love! It's good to know what you like - I think a lot of people don't give that any thought which is a shame.
Thanks for the link. I appreciated the anthropological aspect. Frankly, I am not surprised at the level of clutter in those homes. It is not as unusual as one might think. Was also not surprised that they found women disliked clutter more often than men. True in my house.
It was an interesting approach wasn't it.
A thoughtful take on the matter of matter! Thank you for another interesting link.
I'm still working on it but see that the toys are beginning to creep in again for obvious reasons!
Awareness is the key to finding your own 'click point'. Toys are a lovely reminder of that special person.
Didn't listen (brain too tired) to it but watched the video. It was rather overwhelming and claustrophobia inducing. Somehow also sad seeing every available space being filled with stuff. Abundance is not always a quality.
Another example: while the builders were in our house every specialist brought his own transistor radio, one morning we had three different popmusic programs loudly -the sound had to be heard over the different building noises afterall - claiming space. It was both hilarious and very stressful.
Glad you could see the funny side Cath. You must be so happy it is done!
I'm lost for words... 'overwhelmed' doesn't quite cover it...
So stress inducing just watching it, never mind living with it.
I got about 3 minutes in & started to hyperventilate. Then I thought my son's house isn't an anomaly (& that statement makes me judgmental)
We're all judgemental almost all of the time I'd say!
It's completely overwhelming, shocking and anxiety-provoking, isnt it? I can't help wondering about how those poor children are growing up....with STUFF and massive disorganization, packaged food...i wonder if they feel as anxious as i do now, having watched the video.
The 'food' concerned me most I think. What are we doing?
Watched this just last week - frightening, really, in a fascinating sort of way... :o Like the hoarder and OCD cleaning programmes. Only it's serious. Ugh.
Hope you find next post more hopeful...
Simply Bin It
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Simply Seeing.. Or Not
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