Wednesday, July 16, 2014

intentionality according to Becker

Thinking about minimalism (the Becoming Minimalist site, etc.) imagining a room



writing table

marble-top table

hurricane lamp

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:

fast-and-efficient cleaning
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.


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