All of this to say, it's definitely a process to let go of things, with each of us at a different place in the process. So many things carry memories with them, but that doesn't mean we have to haul them around with us and store them for decades. It was my mother's, but does that mean I have to keep it?
I will say that it was with much relief to return to my tiny, island home and breathe a sigh of relief, out of the chaos. The next mainland project will be to complete my studio clean-up.
But that is for another day.