Vends-le au vide-grenier.
vah-luh oh veed-gruh-neeYAY. Click below to hear this.*
Sell it at the garage sale.
In the US, it’s a garage sale, a rummage sale, a yard sale. Or it could be a silent auction or a blind bid sale. In the UK, it’s a jumble sale. Whatever you call it, it’s an opportunity to rid yourself of all manner of junk.
They call it un vide-grenier in French, an attic-emptier. Le grenier is the attic, but of course not every house has one. That’s where le débarras (yesterday’s post) comes in. You pull out all your embarras, the junk that is weighing you down, and you sell it at le vide-grenier.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had something like that to deal with all our mental junk? Our fear, jealousy, anger, spite, worry, and all the rest…Vends-le au vide-grenier!
*Some devices, such as some Blackberries and iPads, won’t display the audio player. If no player appears, here’s an alternative link to the audio file: