Like a lot of people these days, my sister is a bit of a pack rat. She’s got Venus in Capricorn which does incline a person to stock up on things.
Since her husband died, she’s been preparing to move by throwing away…everything. She’s given things to her neighbors. She also left scads of stuff out for homeless people and made many trips to Goodwill. She’s been getting rid of everything over these last weeks.
It didn’t take her long to realize that her apartment was full of food that her husband liked – stuff she doesn’t eat herself.
Eventually she realized that most everything she owns, she owns because of him.
“None of this stuff matters,” she said. “I had all this stuff so he’d be happy. Now that he’s dead, I have no use for it at all.”
I admire how fast she’s been able to process this. I think I would sit around and amongst my husband’s things for years…for a long time.
She may be quick about this, because she has to. She’s moving. But I don’t think that’s it. If I were her, I don’t think I’d be able to move. I’d be more apt to shut myself up for very long time.
What do you know about purging after a death in the family?