Tao Te Ching #48, Ownership

Today I sold (for a pittance) a birthday gift to my son which,

15 years before, I’d been excited to buy, then give, but which I have since stored

until his someday acceptance.

Today I gave away (in absurd happiness) a car I’d planned to sell in order to buy a better one.

Today I threw away- upcycled- papers poured over, worried over, and typed (on a  Smith-Corona portable) 40 years ago as a college senior. They seemed important for 39 of those 40 years, but now I only want to know (not merely remember) knowledge that cannot be typed,

is difficult to share,

and is impossible to throw away.

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