From the April 2015 magazine.

Dust & Polish

Today, as I turn 58, I am the proud owner of very few possessions. In fact, in the last few years I've lost, donated or sold 90% of the possessions I was dragging around this earth. I feel lighter and more richly blessed with less and less.

Earthly attachments are a mixed blessing containing tremendous responsibility. In sobriety, I've learned to: insure, move, store, dust, make repeated decisions about, rearrange, file, and polish them.

-- Emily S.

Chicago, Illinois

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