to soft i could sleep in this clothes
to letting go of "what not to wear"
to colors that feel like home
to oils that glide across my skin
to white after, before, and on labor day
to candles lit at dusk
to letting the shoulds be
to choosing love
today, i say yes
I cleaned my closet Saturday and instead of the usual "you should keep this because it makes you look thinner" or "what if you need that white blouse for a meeting" or "do you know how much that cost" voice that I usually hear in my head when tackling the closet, I first heard the wisdom of my friend Hannah encouraging me. And then after the first shopping bag was full, I began to just hear my own. Yes.
Slowly, I will go through it all...the closets, the drawers, the under the bed stuff...and I will gently gather only what I love to me.