Throwing Away the Past

I am in the middle of moving house. My wife and I have spent the last month going through everything we have: books, dishes, photos, CDs, DVDs, etc. We have too many things, and we can’t take everything with us. Every day I ask myself which things I should keep and which things I should get rid of. If I have read a book and liked it, I want to keep it. Should I keep all the pamphlets and souvenirs from my trips? If I see something that reminds me of the past, I don’t want to throw it away. I want to keep it as a memory. But I can’t. We have to get rid of things. Moving is hard work physically, but it is even harder mentally.  (131 words)