I am a hoarder. I hoard all things nice (and expendable). When I was young, I used to save chocolates in small boxes until there were only small sticky pieces clinging onto the wrappers (Oh! Those days when a big five star came for Rs 2). There are skirts I saved and outgrew them. Like those skirts, I outgrew; there is a long list of things I saved for better occasions and never got around using. They all sat in the cupboards gathering dust or crumbling to dust.
One quiet evening I realized there is no better day than today. I quit hoarding that very second. I walked to the cupboard, took out my scented candles, and lit them. I felt the warm glow and inhaled the sweet vanilla smell. I do not know how heaven smells but I have a gut feel it smells of vanilla.
So if you are a hoarder like I used to be, let go. Burn those candles…
P: S: To people who celebrate V-day; Happy Valentine’s Day. Rest of us can take a swig of wine and watch Tom and Jerry.