Muse of Minimalism I invoke thee,
help me write an ode to Minimalist Marie.
Dear Marie Kondo,
do you know,
that in 42,050 words,
you’ve changed our lives.
The Captain of KonMari,
you have steered our cluttered souls
toward the bastion of minimalist freedom.
You might have heard,
from your raving fans,
their YouTube declutter videos
are a niche unto themselves.
And while I cannot speak
for the millions of lives that you have reached,
I can attest that the landfills
are a little bit more filled
because of the stuff that I have discarded.
Keep only what brings you joy.
There is no ploy.
The word is that simple,
Fear not, for clutter shall know our names,
and rue the day it visits our closets.
My stuff might call me hard-hearted,
but you say we’re letting go of things
that make us feel guilty.
Therefore, I gleefully,
let them go.
Discarding heavies our hearts,
from all the things that we must do part,
before our souls can become lighter.
for the book,
for we have heard,
in 42,050 words.
You can get her book here. I got it in hardcover. I found her message to be more powerful that way.