Out With the Old
I once stayed at a friend's villa in Italy, and her father, who was a Neopolitan, looked forward to New Year's when it was the tradition to throw all your stuff out the window. At least that's what he told me. I suspect he just liked to throw things out windows. He had a penchant for dropping eggs on passersby.
Since I live in a one-story house, throwing things out my window has less dramatic effect. I am gathering usable item and taking them to Goodwill. I have a much harder time with paper.
How many versions of old manuscripts do I need to keep? How many years worth of tax information and receipts? I've been to estate sales and seen the homes of people who never gave up any of their old stuff. It's depressing. I'm going to be ruthless and rid myself of old paper. My handy new cross-cutting paper shredder will help.
Happy New Year to you all. You can start fresh with a new name. The Vampire Name Generator
will give you one. Mine is Josette le Bousier, which sounds like a tarty third-rate French "art" actress.