minimalist moment – the ballpark
September 1, 2008
“minimalist moment” – a moment in time when my journey to become minimalist impacted an unexpected decision.
over labor day weekend, some friends and i went to see a couple baseball games at a major league stadium. as is my custom, i ordered a large soda and hot dog (with mustard and onions please). the large soda came in a souvenir plastic cup commemorating the final season at this particular stadium. as i received the plastic cup, i couldn’t help but think of the dozens of souvenirs cups that i had collected since my childhood at different sporting venues across the country – the exact same cups that i had discarded weeks ago when minimalizing my kitchen cabinet.
my specific minimalist moment came as the ninth inning came to a close and we stood up to leave. my buddy grabbed his souvenir cup to take home. i left mine on the stadium floor – it felt really good.