Traveling Light

Traveling Light

“People are here because they’ve got baggage. I’m talking curbside-check-in, pay-the-fine-’cause-it’s-over-fifty-pounds kind of baggage. Get it?” Lauren Kate

For those of you who have not traveled with me, I do not travel light.  My suitcase is filled to the brim.  I am ready for every ” you never know” and “what if” scenario.

The familiar heavy load of baggage is comfortable for me.  I carry an extra fold up suitcase for even more stuff. I have learned how to maneuver with a lot of baggage.

For the past three weeks, I have lived out of a suitcase. I wonder why I pack so much stuff. Is it  just things I might need? Is it also memories, feelings and attachments? Do I carry too much of that around as well?

I am always dumping my suitcase out on the bed to find what I am looking for. I constantly find myself digging through things I don’t need or what should have been left behind a long time ago.

The airlines have gotten tired of dealing with other people’s excesses. Do I need to keep paying for my baggage? Shouldn’t I be tired of it also? How much is it worth to me to carry all this baggage around?

Maybe it is time for me to carry just what I really need. Maybe all we need is the basics to leave room for the new things in life.

Fly safe,

JAZ

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