With every change in season, and every turn of events that leads to a fresh start, follows an urge to purge; clean out our cabinets and donate, sell and get rid of things we don't use. To de-clutter our lives, living spaces, diets and minds.
Considering that two thirds of human communication is non verbal, we place far to much emphasis on words. It explains why talking to your lover or friend on the phone can sometimes seem awkward and unsatisfying, or why you can end up in quarrels over a chat message where you were misunderstood …
Awwww the good ol' days, we'll sigh as we braid our hair milkmaid-style, hop on our bikes and head to the farmers market. Stopping at our favorite roaster on the way, we'll proceed, double macchiato in hand, to fill our organic cotton totes with local eggs and other bounties of the land.
It used to be all about the presents, but much has changed since the days we would sneak into the storage room and squeeze on the gifts with our names on them. We talk about the stuff that matters and how do do more with less.
Being under the assumption that the merriments were some kind of harvest celebration, we set out to write something meaningful about the wonderful gifts of autumn. Some quick fact-checking later, made us realize that we were completely in the wrong.