brickhorse 2013 is my year to integrate my talk and my walk.
All three were at excellent prices. First, an 8-foot handwoven Pakistani rug for a hallway, that was not in a color I like, yet I am sure was worth over $1000. It cost $30 at Goodwill. I carried it around in my shopping basket for an hour, and then decided, let someone else have this great, great buy. It’s just one more wonderful thing I’ll never use. I could sell it, but then I would have to try to sell it – and I’m not trying to sell anything I have now I want to sell. So I let it go.
I found an authentic Victorian end table that is also a sewing basket, white rattan, sturdy and only slightly damaged – barely at all so it was still a nice piece. It was $8 at Goodwill. I carried it around in my basket for 30 minutes, and thought, where will I put it? It is nice, but do I love it? I ended up returning it to its original spot and thought, let someone else have this great, great buy. I let it go.
On the same day, I found two very nice candle holders that were vintage-style, heavy glass – but I don’t do candles! They were beautiful. Again, I carried them around in my basket for about half an hour, and then let them go.
It feels very good. I did regret the rug for about a week, but no more. It is something I don’t have to deal with, and it would definitely not be included in my 3000-mile trip. I feel successful!