Similar to my post about churn, whatever you do and however you do it stuff is going to come up. Skeletons may start falling out of your closet one after another. They also might start peeking out (or jumping out) of the closets of those around you.
It can also happen that the skeletons are knocking on the closet door, rattling around and groaning while you or someone close to you attempts to nail the door shut whilst playing some very loud progressive rock.
My only advice is the advice my wise friend A gave to me. She explained it as a bowl of spaghetti, I am using the analogy of skeletons all mixed up and linked at the ribs. Start pulling one out at a time. Another one, two, three, might come along with it but just focus on untangling that first one. Shove the others back in and turn up the music for a bit if you have to. When one is laid to rest with flowers and a candle you can go in for the next one.
Scary sounds in the night
Don’t keep your skeletons locked up for too long. They will get louder and more scratchy the longer you leave them. No amount of industrial aggrotech (I don’t even know what that is but now I am curious and will have to listen to that playlist) will be able to drown them out, so get started. Start with the hand or the skull. You don’t have to grab it by the spine. Brrrrr. That sounds horrible.
The skeletons of others
It’s important to give your skeletons the attention they deserve so do not lavish too much time and floral decorations on the skeletons of others. I am not saying be heartless, I am just saying direct your focus where it is needed and useful.
If your skeletons are so intertwined that you can’t get to one without cracking the joints of another, be kind and gentle to yourself and your loved one. Talk everything over openly and without too much emotion and be as clear as you can – what do you really need to lay this skeleton to rest? Together you may be able to untangle them peacefully and host joint rites. With drinks.
Decorate and celebrate
When you and your skeleton are at peace it is time to celebrate with flowers, candles, music (joyful New Orleans brass) and perhaps a nice dinner. You have done good work and now you must rest.
Good luck and sleep well… what was that noise?
Co-founder, The Clean Sheet