TWO HUNDRED SQUARE FEET
Two hundred square feet (18.6 square meters) holds everything I own. All my worldly possessions are in a ten-foot-by-twenty-foot (3.084m X 6.096m) storage locker. I don’t own a house with a garage, a house with and garage and a cottage, and several cars. Everything I own, mostly books, is in a storage locker. Did I mention that this storage locker is two hundred square feet?
I am surrounded by shoulders. These shoulders are family and friends who love to should on me. I do not ask for their advice, but they give it anyway just to be helpful.
The shoulders tell me, “You should get a real job and get rid of all your junk in your storage unit. You have too much stuff. Why pay storage when you can use the money to get a permanent place to live?”
Perhaps they are right. Perhaps I have too much stuff. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t take any drugs. I love books. The shoulders constantly tell me to get rid of my books. “Why have a book after you have read it?” they say.
All the shoulders have houses with garages. Some have houses with garages and cottages. All own at least two or more cars. And all their worldly possessions fill their houses, garages, cottages and cars. Yep, perhaps I do have too much “junk” in my one two-hundred-square-foot locker.