Marie Kondo Sparks Joy in Person
Who knew watching someone fold clothes could be so mesmerizing?
I sat with a packed audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on a Friday night as Marie Kondo folded oddly-shaped clothing carefully and slowly.
She’s the author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.” Her newest book and the reason for this gathering is called, “Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.”
Watching her fold never got old. (I didn’t mean to rhyme there but I was just feeling that sentence and it’s true.) The whole room was in a collective trance — Marie had our full attention.
She folded up one side of a shirt and then the other and created a small origami-esque package again and again.
Everyone was fixated on the tiny woman, who was wearing a white top and skirt with black tights, work her magic.
It was like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
A real craftsman at work. Read more