It was maudlin throwing away everything in my second apartment in Lausanne. I needed to get down to two suitcases worth of belongings, and all those things on the shelf that I didn't ever use really had to go. No point in mailing it across the sea. It is only logical to get rid of stuff that is not being used, but each one of those things had a purpose at some point, a purpose no longer relevant.
Anyway, it was nice to get it done, and here's how it looked afterward. The three black bags you see, by the way, are heading for textile recycling. The white cable you see is the Internet connection---the very last thing that will be removed.
That was yesterday. Today was cleaning, a much happier activity. The weather is great here, so I opened the windows and swept, dusted, scrubbed, and wiped all afternoon. Afterward, I walked down to dockside to get a crepe, take in the view, and oddly enough watch a couple of guys break dancing on the concrete.
Anyway, there is no real point today. No knowing is half the battle for you. Clearing out my apartment for leaving is now basically done, so I'll be disentangled that much more and ready to leave.