A new show about postcards and hair pins and a certificate from Harry Ramsden’s in Blackpool. About how long it takes to stop noticing where you are. About the compromise of a full life and the burden of a full heart and how it’s impossible to know where looking back will lead. About the task of being who we are without denying who we’ve been. About the importance of regret and the possibility of hope and the delusional idea of starting again. About all the books I’ve never read and all the jam I’ve ever eaten and the bags of torn tickets and the drawers of empty pens and the inevitable sadness of ever holding on to anything.
About, in short, the stuff in my house and the thoughts in my head.
Monologist extraordinaire—unconditionally engaged
With her 2014 memoir, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo ignited a decluttering revolution. Her simple advice, “Keep what sparks joy and release, with gratitude, what doesn’t” led to a New York Times bestseller and a Netflix series. She explained her ethos to the LA Times: “I felt even an inanimate object was imbued with a certain energy and reacted to how it is being used by the owner.” By encouraging people to keep items that made them feel something—that called up an emotional response—Kondo made tidying cool again.Read More