What was your favourite piece of advice that Crozier gave, and why did it resonate with you?
We have a tendency to carry our experiences with us, both the wonderful and the tragic. This 'baggage' if you will, often impedes us from moving forward and it weighs us down. Our "leather satchels" and "velvet bags" are so stuffed with stuff: memories, hurts, thoughts etc. that we have no room for anything else.
Crozier gives her reader a lot of advice for 'packing' for the future. She advises us to take our childhood dreams, skills we have yet to use, thick socks; she also advises that we take only what we need. Crozier cautions us to "always travel lighter / than the heart." She instructs us to let go and leave behind all that is unprofitable and to not let burdens, material things, and bad memories weigh us down.
Moreover, she instructs us to LEAVE ROOM to feel and to experience, to learn and to grow:
"In you bag leave room for sadness / leave room for another language
This is my favourite piece of advice.