Monday, September 10, 2012
Quote of the Day: It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. - - Bertrand Russell
We were watching the news on television and they showed one of those storage centers, places where you can rent space for the stuff you can't keep at home. Juliana and Shaban wanted to know what were all those compartments with orange doors. Living in one of the poorest countries on earth, it is very difficult to explain how we amass so much stuff that we can't even store it all. We told them that some of the stuff hadn't even been seen by its owners for years and that some just stop paying for it and it is auctioned off. They couldn't believe it. How could anyone have so much stuff they couldn't keep it at their house? How could they have stuff they never saw or used? And how could they just walk away from it and let it be sold to strangers? We could not explain it. Can you?