The good life is a soul-satisfying series of divestments. Only someone with a horror of accumulation can understand why this would be so.
The Prophet taught, “Die before you die.” We are thereby enjoined to initiate a process of conscious subtraction. We can start with our opinions. They’re worthless anyway.
Man to man: “We can’t eat like we did when we were nineteen.”
I acquired a beautiful shirt the other day. Dove grey. I hung it in the closet but then something strange happened. The shirt said it wouldn’t be happy until I removed two others.
Michael Pollan’s little dictum has resonance: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”