I spent a good portion of the weekend sorting out my bookshelf, scraping back a wall and unpacking properly, once and for all. Oh, and I also bought some rununculas.
Dumbo Feather is such an enriching and substantial read. I like to read it slowly and thoroughly, so I packed it to take overseas, knowing it would be worth its weight in keeping me engrossed during plane and train trips. Now that I've engulfed every word, I can add it to my shelf with the rest of them, but something stuck that I just can't seem to file away. It was quoted by all round amazing A&E doctor, GP Trainer, salsa teacher and Tasmanian, Dr Nik Magnus, who has lived and practiced medicine from Antarctica to Kenya, the Solomon Islands and New Zealand and is now home in humble Hobart, back in A&E and helping to run the family heirloom apple growing business.
'My father has a saying that I remember often which is,
"There's two ways to be rich. One is to earn more, the other is to need less."'
So I didn't buy much when I was away because this message was hanging between myself and my credit card (and I knew it was right). We will never earn 'enough', because enough is never enough. How is this relevant? I got to thinking that rather than buying more stuff and then having to buy storage to house it, I'd buy some brackets, reinforce my flailing bookshelf and 'make do and mend'. So that's what I did and that's how it will (hopefully) remain (until the day it comes crashing down upon me).