reduce! he cried.
but I'm not fat, she lied.
then she sighed.
of course he meant declutter, so off she went, into the kitchen.
first decluttering movement: washing, drying, putting away the dishes she'd used.
one sink, decluttered.
hmmm, looks good.
and then she opened the first cupboard and removed everything.
looked at it, then put it all back.
there was nothing that could be thrown out.
opened the second cupboard.
some of them used on a daily basis, some less often, some rarely.
but all of them needed.
she closed the cupboard.
vowed to spend the next day clearing out, rearranging the bottom cupboard.
a vow she wouldn't keep of course.
it was filled with foodstuffs.
dry goods, cans of soup, bottles of oil, sauce.
some used daily, some less often, some only rarely.
but there was nothing that could be thrown out.