Clearing out an attic brings up lots of memories.
Whether it is the photos that remind you of happy times, wonderful holidays or the photos that remind you of who you once were, decade by decade.
There are the books read just once ... or the others that are read over and over again until you are word perfect but you still have to hold on to, just in case you want to visit them again.
The dressing up box that needs to go! but what if someone needs that feather boa, devil ears, angel wings? Although perhaps not all at once ...
Then, there are the paintings that are just gathering dust, the clothes - no longer the right size, the right colour or even yours! and the ornaments that you no longer wish to put on display not to mention the mega mountain of towels that may come in handy someday.
Or is that just my attic?
Clearing out can be cathartic.
It can be healing as you let go of unnecessary "stuff".
It can be beneficial as you recycle your treasures.
For me it has been all of the above.
Clearing out the attic has been a wonderful trip down memory lane.
Now, it's time to enjoy the present moment, knowing that it will eventually join all those other memories ...
The following is one of the treasures I found in the attic that I would like to share with you.