Philosophy of Space


Last week I mentioned that I was reading “The Joy of Less” by Francine Jay.  In amongst the decluttering guide are some real gems.  One stuck in my mind and I find myself thinking about it as I look around the clear spaces in my home.

I quote from the book:

“Music is the space between the notes.”  My interpretation of composer Claude Debussy’s words:  beauty requires a certain amount of emptiness to be appreciated – otherwise, you have only chaos and cacophony.

For our purposes, we’ll put a minimal twist on this idea and say, “Life is the space between our things.”

This can also be applied to our lives in general.  I am trying hard to have some space to just ‘be’ and it feels good.  It is something we should all try.

Enjoy the space. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Philosophy of Space

  1. I live in clutter by trying to make changes to make the space larger, bigger, brighter. My partner always says a minimalistic home lets they eyes rest. I like that, “rest”.

    By the way if we are in Darwin when you come you can stay on the couch it you want. Not perfectly comfy but FREE and FRUGAL.

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