We tried to minimize our lives. Only keep what was incredibly important. Stop buying thing we didn’t need. We used words like spartan, austere, and liberating. This philosophy could be applied to our inner lives as well. We made a conscious effort to stay quiet, or speak simply as we walked through the near bare rooms of our home.

But we still felt weighed down. And during one silent communion over dinner, we decided to leave the city. Only take what we could carry.

Somewhere beneath a swaying pine, we decided this was something we each had to do alone.

Prompt courtesy of the Daily Post.

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