Purging the (not so) Peace(ful) Lily

To go along with a fresh year, and decluttering I have decided to get rid of my peace lily. It sits behind my sink in the kitchen and I see it quite a few times a day. It was given to my by some friends when I was in the hospital, pregnant with the babe. Unfortunately, they turned out to be not very nice friends and now everytime I see the lily, I think of that situation and am saddened. I don’t know why it has taken me this long to just get rid of it. When I think of all the time that I have been reminded of an unpleasant situation, I’m not sure what possessed me to hang on to it this long. Now it’s gone, and it feels good.

gardening, home • Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 • 9 Comments »
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9 Responses to “Purging the (not so) Peace(ful) Lily”

  1. Petit Filoux says:

    I guess it’s one of these things, it probably took you so long to get rid of it because they were good friends to start with? So you needed some time to put that former friendly relationship to an end in your own mind. New year, new start. That’s how it should always be. But it does seem silly that all it takes is a new calendar to force us into action! x

  2. Jennifer says:

    To be honest, they weren’t close friends before, I guess it was just that I liked the plant. Oh well, having it wasn’t worth the memories. So much better now.

  3. Kristina says:

    It’s funny how inanimate objects can carry so much baggage, isn’t it? Glad you got the unpleasantness out of your space!

  4. well done, good move.

  5. French Knots says:

    Yep, better off without and the reminder.

  6. Pomona says:

    It’s amazing how material things can carry memories – and good to be able to discard them and the memories. I love your makeup bag on the post below – I think it would have taken me half a day to do that – I am a bit phobic about zips!

    Pomona x

  7. Leonie Guld says:

    Purge away…..no need to be reminded of idots…shame tho….nice plant!!

  8. It’s funny how little things can hold us back!

  9. AG Ambroult says:

    good for you. It’s funny, things we hold on to until it becomes obvious we should let it go…Fill its space with something wonderful!

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