The Full Catastrophe

Alexis Zorba: “Am I not a man? And is a man not stupid? I’m a man, so I married. Wife, children, house, everything. The full catastrophe.”

This really was not a lament on Zorba’s part. He didn’t mean that being married or having kids was a disastrous state to be in. Zorba’s position before life was always one of amazement and his response to life was an outpouring of appreciation for its fullness and richness: life with its sorrows, tragedies, trials and inconsistencies. Zorba lived, really lived life, to its fullest — he was alive to the full catastrophe.

The full catastrophe. But this doesn’t mean your closet.

There could be a plethora of reasons why you are keeping what you are keeping in your closet, but frankly, it doesn’t really matter, all I know is, now is the time to let some things move on to a higher incarnation.  Your closet rod will thank you.

Life is loss. And that’s definite.  And in terms of your closet, I sincerely hope so.

Many cities have a myriad of opportunities to re-purpose your castaways, as well as provide a much needed and appreciated service.  One such organization is  Calgary’s “Walk-in Closet.” Its mandate is to empower women by providing knowledge and a selection of work attire for their transition into the workplace.  There are donation opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and opportunities to clean out your closet.  http://www.makingchangesassociation.ca/our_programs/walk_in_closet_program/

So if you’re tired of looking for that pair of black pants every morning….Well good, because they’re tired of hiding.