A Life Guide to Packing Light
Have a plan—and keep it flexible.
Carry only the essentials.
Do not accept unmarked baggage from others.
Do not have others carry your baggage for you.
Know when to leave those belongings behind.
If items become too plentiful, give them away.
Accept gifts in return.
Heavy hearts and containers of regret
exceeding 3.4 oz
must be checked.
Bubble wrap your best relationships.
Handle with care.
Do not fear the unknown.
Tread lightly and if you must carry a big stick,
make it a walking stick.
Leave it at the trailhead for the next pair of dusty boots.
You will be neither the first nor the last.
And please, send postcards.