“I don’t know why you keep all these foolish things, they should go to the dump!” Martha was starting to tear up, realizing these surroundings would no longer be her future. The new apartment was impressive at first, everything fresh and clean, not needing constant repair as this home. She didn’t want to gainsay her son, but the new space seemed cold and vacuous.
Maybe it was time for a change. There had been so many in the last few years she wondered when her mind would catch up with them. Having to put beloved items in storage, away from her vision, was just another goodbye.