A few posts ago, I said I would donate 80% of my clothes (and I did!).
Pictured above is the pile of donation bags-- a total of 12 garbage bags full of clothes (some of them are B's clothes).
I still have more clothing than I'd like, so I'll have to do another round of purging, but it's still much, much better than before. I may post photos of the clothes I decided to keep, but also I may be too lazy to organize them/make them look nice enough to take photos. We'll see.
I'll conclude with a quote I came across a while ago (maybe from a Paul Farmer book? I don't know, they should put me into citation jail):
“I have tried to argue that in judging a person’s advantage and deprivation, we have to shift our attention from an exclusive concentration on incomes and commodities (often used used in economic analyses) to things that people have reason to value intrinsically. Incomes and commodities are valued mainly as “instruments”—as means to other ends. We desire them for what we can do with them; possessing commodities or income is not valuable in itself. Indeed, we seek income primarily for the help it might provide in leading a good life—a life we have reason to value.”
|—||Amartya Sen, Innocenti Lecture of UNICEF, 1995.|
PS. I'm a first-time aunt today! Welcome to the world, Maddy.