Quantity

What do you worry about?

I worry about quantity…

about running out, so I keep two of everything, cabinets full of overlapping milk cartons, bottles of oil, tubes of toothpaste, toilet paper rolls.

about having too much or too little. Unclear if I have enough to be secure, I give nothing to those with less.

about being too much, an endless tug-of-war between wanting to tell everything and holding most things to myself.

This is hoarding, isn’t it?

I worry about hoarding…

about being buried under piles of unopened things, unspent money, unspoken thoughts, ungiven love.

Enough of this. Enough of holding. I want to be weightless.

Today I give everything away.

I begin with this.

I give you this.

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  1. I love this Maria, I feel similarly about most of those things ❤

    On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 3:14 PM Progressive Tense wrote:

    > mariafordwriter posted: “What do you worry about? I worry about quantity… > about running out, so I keep two of everything, cabinets full of > overlapping milk cartons, bottles of oil, tubes of toothpaste, toilet paper > rolls. about having too much or too little. Unclear if I have eno” >

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