One of my latest projects is divesting myself of stuff. See the photo of the snake pen. It’s inkless. Shall I:
a) throw it away?I bought this pen years ago when I was going through a period of “Ooh, how cute. I’m a snake, I must have it.” Fortunately, that was a short phase and I have only a meager collection of stuffed snakes, snake figurines, and picture books featuring talking snakes.
b) toss it into one of my boxes of mementos, which I’ll open another day to decide whether I’m ready to dump what’s inside?
c) keep it forever and let my executor dump it after I’m dead?
No doubt, unknown readers, you understand my snake reference, one of the 12 signs in Chinese astrology. According to the Chinese Zodiac.com web site, “…When it comes to decision-making, Snakes are extremely analytical and as a result, they don’t jump into situations....” Yep. This snake pen has been lying on my desk for several days, ever since I went through my cup of pens and threw away the inkless ones. But unlike this cute snake pen, they were just plain pens of no consequence.
Maybe I’ll have made my decision about the disposal of the snake pen long before I have to deal with my spaceship looking pen. That still is full of ink!