I am looking at all the things in the house and
wondering how to make sense of it all. The mess, the mess, the mess, the things,
the things, the mess – well, if Anne Lamott writes bird by bird, I can
declutter thing by thing.

My mantra for
the day is “built-in storage.” Open-shelf displays are fine, but what can be
hidden should be, like folders with material that might be useful one day, and
Halloween footwear, and, and, and… I am driven to incoherence by the clutter.