“I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things.” [Mary Oliver]
I thought of this quote recently after I left my iPhone in a cab and had to survive an entire weekend without it. I felt as if an essential part of me had disappeared.
I kept telling myself to relax and get over it but, like an active alcoholic without a drink or a smoker without cigarettes, I was anxious and jittery until I had the precious object back in my shaky hands. Rats. I am overly attached to a stupid phone. I want to ask myself what else would I have trouble living without, but I’m frightened of the answers. Is there anything to which you are inordinately attached?