Who worries about being minimalist?
An entire industry arose
to organize stuff;
to build stuff
to hold
to help us
get rid of stuff
so we have the space
to fill with newly purchased stuff
But what are we trying to fill?
What went haywire in our hunter-gatherer brains?
Where is your empty space?

This is for the promp 55+ at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, where we are asked to write 55 words, plus use some aspect of “space.”  Click on the link and check it out.

22 thoughts on “Consumed

    • Omg, that’s exactly what I’m talking about. There is a huge chain called The Container Store, that sells nothing but things to put one’s stuff in, or organize one’s stuff. It’s so crazy. The other sort of crazy business is storage shed rentals. There are huge lots of land full of little metal garage-like buildings that people can rent to store their stuff that doesn’t fit in their home!


  1. We seek space more than we want to think about. Mrs. Jim, for a birthday years ago, rented me a storage room to keep my things giving me space at home to organize and clean out. It ended with larger and larger storage rentals, even for keeping a car, for the last years, until we moved (then a bigger house, sold a car, and not much “newly purchased stuff”).

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