Seven bags of clutter to Emmaus today, books and boots, ornaments and tapes and so on. An amazing place, ‘working as a community, sharing a life where everyone is treated equally, and living in harmony with dignity by helping those less fortunate than ourselves’; and an extraordinary trove of stories to be imagined from the leavings of lives that end up on sale there. Something for everyone, even for a blue rope collector. The challenge is to come away with less than you took. It encourages downsizing and then awakens the shopping instincts – best to stop at a coffee, and maybe a cake.
Photo: Blue Rope, Emmaus, Landbeach, March 2018