Wednesday, July 16, 2014
intentionality according to Becker
Thinking about minimalism (the Becoming Minimalist site, etc.) imagining a room
1 office chair
4 pictures, which would be displayed three at a time, on floor leaning against wall, and rotated in various combinations
fuss-free window treatments
kitchen with necessary appliances -- small and simple, nothing grand
small bathroom with a shower (no tub)
plain floor; couple of small rugs (different rugs could be rotated -- what a concept!)
bed (box-spring + mattress, on floor)
______________ Then it's --
books and a space to place them
my computer / printer
the CD player and music CDs
the TV (no cable)
DVD player and DVDs
and that's it.
The hurricane lamp I only have because it was a Snow antique. Would add a couple more lamps only if necessary.
Marble-top table with incredibly bumpy and involved (Victorian?) carving on its wooden base = another Snow thing. Not something I would buy, but an inheritance which I'm happy to take good care of -- and it's practical, it holds jars of pens, right next to writing table.
Would a person need a table on which to place the TV? It -- the TV -- could maybe go right on the floor.
Might possibly add my ottoman topped by folded blanket, to this scenario.
Minimalism is a whole different way of thinking.
Advantages of Minimalist Design include:
a peaceful scene.
The "Becoming Minimalist" blogger wrote:
Our decision to intentionally live with fewer possessions was motivated by discontent. But regardless of our motivation, shortly after the decision was made we found countless life benefits: freedom, productivity, rest, and a whole bunch more.
Though not expected, we also discovered intentionality in some very valuable places.
Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.