Two weeks ago I gave away my saxophone. I started playing when I was in fourth grade. I played all through high school. Then put it in a closet and toted it around with me through my Army career and then here to North Carolina. I actually removed it from its case and played it a couple of times about 8 or 10 years ago. Bought all new saxophone books as I had lost all of mine, and bought a new cleaning kit, as the old one was falling apart. And thought I would play again. Well, that lasted about two weeks, and it went back into that dark corner of my closet. There are just so many other things I would rather do with my time. And my boys are not interested at all. So I gave it to a friend who wanted to try playing, of course I dusted it off a bit first. But I am really doing that deep down purge.
That deep down purge doesn't show itself right away. I will get to all the
At about the same time as the saxophone, I decided to purge my books, and I have so darn many. I had books in my bedroom, stacked up, books on the living room book shelf, and a large book case full in the family room. So I brought all those out into the middle of the floor and kept only what I love or need, which, turns out, isn't a whole lot.
I thought it a bit humorous that when I was done stacking and plopped down onto the floor to start going through this enormous pile, that the book below was the book on top. Too funny! Yeah, it had to go.
And this is the pile that was donated, only a few books were so badly worn/torn that I had to toss them, so most of my books could be donated. And by comparison you can imagine the few that I kept. Ahhh, clean book shelves feels so good.
So that is my update for now. I am enjoying this process, which I never thought I would. But it is going to take me a while. Will update again later. Hope you all are enjoying your GSC2016 as much as I am!