Friday, January 16, 2015
Rent vs. Own
I once dated a man who made a point that "from now on, I only want to rent, not own." I guess I would have been less disappointed when he dropped me if I had though of it as my lease expiring.
I see my friend Carol is going to have an easy time moving because she rents her furniture. She always impressed me as having a keen sense of mobility (new men, new country) so I shouldn't have been surprised.
On the other hand, another friend who was moving, was agonizing about what to do with her sister's diploma. That impressed me as too much holding on.
I don't have much stuff and what I have I use. I sell my books after I read them and make at least one or two trips to the Salvation Army each year. Too much detachment? I wonder.
The one thing I want most to hold on to are my friendships. Please stay.