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File folders of scraps organized by color and plenty of strips of paperboard stand on a shelf near my craft supplies, ready to be used for cards like this. Cut up shopping bags, watercolor pieces I’m sick of looking at, Cheez-it boxes, many of them get a second life as embellishments. I feel an oddly strong responsibility to care for things I acquire that seems to extend to packaging. I want things to go to good use, to feel like they got to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. As one of my favorite bloggers put it; it’s not that our society is too materialistic, it’s that in many ways, we’re not materialistic enough. (https:www.raptitude.com/2017/01/not-materialistic-enough/) There’s something marvelous about caring for things. Just listen to mariekondo talk about how your socks should be rolled so they can rest, not stretch-tucked, when stored. I was always a stretch-tucker, but gave the roll-fold a try and whaddaya know, my socks do seem happier. Or go read patrickrothfuss’s book The Slow Regard of Silent Things. It’s a deeply lovely book—poetic, somewhat low on plot, but in a good way—full of quiet beauty and attentiveness. The title is descriptive, it’s about a wispy character named Auri who spends her days regarding things she encounters with reverence and love.
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