I don't ever want to get to that point. I am a human being; I prefer to live like one.
So today, I noticed that I have a pile of clothing that is approaching the pile that my friend owns, and I decided that I must Do Something About It--Today.
I'm not having too much difficulty getting rid of most of the old clothing I no longer wear. Most of it is too small for me now, ergo, it's heading for Goodwill. But I am deeply stymied when it comes to my t-shirts.
I can't bear to give any of my t-shirts away, except the Xena one.
Mind you, I've had some of these t-shirts since 1982 or earlier. A lot of them are t-shirts from science fiction conventions I attended or have some relationship to fantasy or SF. I own quite a few dragon t-shirts, as befitting a longtime Pern fan. I have some Babylon 5 t-shirts, some Star Trek t-shirts, a goodly collection of Celtic t-shirts, and some pagan T-shirts. I also own several Kinky Friedman t-shirts. I plan to buy a Dog the Bounty Hunter t-shirt soon.
I know I've got to get rid of some of these, and I've realized that the reason I don't want to is that these t-shirts are pieces of my life, touchstones to lovely memories, reminders and affirmations of my most deeply-held beliefs and interests. If you look at my t-shirts, you can pretty much tell what sort of person I am and what I love.
I don't know how to give away or throw away things which so powerfully remind me of who I am and what I've done in my life.
I think I could put the older ones into a storage crate, but I really, really don't want to say farewell to them forever.