|Clicky pedal. Even the focus is slightly off|
Lately, I've been immersing myself in minimalism, tidying, tiny houses, #vanlife, and zero waste books and videos. For example, these incredible Canadians, Exploring Alternatives, and this incredible person trying to live with zero, waste, A Dream Lived Greener. I've read both Marie Kondo books, and can't recommend them highly enough, if you have too much stuff, and you just might.
I've donated a ton of stuff, and considering how much of that stuff was books, a ton might be fairly accurate. My desk is refreshing in how clear and simple it has become. My drawers actually make me smile when I open them. Space, and order, is good. But I still have a long way to go. I realized that in spite of my tidying and de-junking, I still have the most cubic feet of stuff of any of the occupants of our house. So, onwards.
Part of the spirit of this thing, whatever it is, and wherever it may lead, is maintaining the stuff I do have in good condition, so that it remains useful and capable of sparking joy, as Marie K says. That includes bike stuff. It also means trying not to waste things, trying to use things up before discarding them, and so on. So, I was happy this morning with the small thing of using up the last of my bike grease on the pedals.
|Empty grease tube is a happy grease tube|
|These themes converged in this bicycle|
|In the end|