Tidying up is neat by Bun Karyudo

Reblogged from Bun Karyudo:


Yes,” my father would say to my eight-year-old brother and me as he looked around the bedroom we shared, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” Then he would shake his head, burst into tears and be comforted as he was led from the room.

It wasn’t that we disregarded his advice. It made perfect sense to us that when everything had a proper place, nothing need ever become lost again. It was simply that, having gone through the famous aphorism very carefully and examined the small print, it was our considered legal opinion that the place in question had not been clearly defined and was thus open to a certain amount of interpretation.

This being the case, it was hardly surprising that we took our place to be the bedroom floor. Such an arrangement did, after all, offer the seemingly unbeatable combination of ease-of-access and certainty of location. No more stretching to high shelves. No more reaching into deep drawers. Whatever the item, it was always in the same convenient direction, namely, down. Nor was there ever the slightest doubt about precisely where any object was to be found. The answer was the same every time: somewhere around the ankles.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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4 Responses to Tidying up is neat by Bun Karyudo

  1. TamrahJo says:

    🙂 Raising boys, I was never so grateful to hear the advice, “IF the fact that dirty socks are on the floor is bothering you, pick ’em up – because you should know, it’s not bothering them in the least – they know where they are and will happily wear them, as long as the socks won’t scare away the girl they’ve got their eye on – that way, you’re the hero for having a fresh pair hidden away for those “Why aren’t there any clean socks in my drawer?” emergencies – LOL


  2. Bun Karyudo says:

    Thank’s very much for the reblog, Sue. I appreciate it. 🙂


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