[September 3rd, 2015]
My coffee tastes extra delicious this morning.
It's the same coffee I make every day, but something about it this morning—or perhaps the way the honey + coffee came together with the perfect pinch of cinnamon—is slightly different, and especially tasty.
Right after we said our goodbyes to the table (and our projector! -- no more TV!) last night, we sat on the floor sipping wine out of plastic cups, waiting for our pizza to arrive. One of our friends asked us if it's all feeling real yet--or rather, what time did we begin to feel that this is real? That we're really doing this?
Aviv and I looked at each other. He started pondering out loud whether if for him, it was when the couch made its way out the door. I looked around at this place, and thought: nope; even with all these things gone, this adventure and new life we're about to seize still doesn't feel real yet... and I'm not sure it will, until the day we actually say the final goodbye to the loft (27 days to go!).
Through this process I guess I'm realizing that I'm much less attached to objects than I thought I was. I love reminiscing over their stories, but the excitement of what's before us—living differently + at a different pace—that excitement has taken over any sentiment I may have thought I had towards furniture...
Take Motti, our turtle, away from me however, and we have a problem. :) As a side note, yes, he is our biggest question mark -- but likely he will find a new home with my sister, at least for now...).
But also through this process, I'm realizing that for me, it's all about the little things. It's the nuance surrounding places and things and mostly animate objects that I'm much more attached to and sentimental over. For example, the plants leaving this weekend did pull a heart-string -- and this morning with my coffee: I wouldn't exchange it for a thing. Not even that couch... ;)
In the end, perhaps it's our imagination where things find their greatest value (for better, or worse!). And it's that energy that's transported into them, and makes them shine.
Despite being able to say good-bye relatively easily, one thing's for sure: we did put a lot of love into all this stuff, and I think all those new owners out there feel it's true. :)
Happy Thursday to you all!