Paradise would be a city where pearls cobble roads and gems serve as playthings for children. And why? Not because all will be so wealthy, but because it citizens will have recognized that such things truly are toys.

– Ian C. Esslemont, Orb Sceptre Throne

Having packed up our apartment and traveled to New York with only a large backpack and a suitcase for me and my wife, I’m realizing more and more how little I actually need to live. To live well. It is such a relief to just have those few things and so little clothes to choose from. It makes it much simpler to dress in the morning. We filled up a storage room with things from our apartment and I can hardly remember what I put into it. It will be really nice to come home and clear out even more things from my life. I think it will make me feel even more lighter.