A palimpsest (/ˈpælɪmpsɛst/) is a manuscript page, either from a scroll or a book, from which the text has been either scraped or washed off so that the page can be reused, for another document. In colloquial usage, the term palimpsest is also used to denote an object made or worked upon for one purpose and later reused for another.
My education continues, though I do remember this one vaguely from NT Greek classes yea many years ago.
Use it up; wear it out; make it do or do without. Those words predate me and are largely forgotten in this throwaway age, but their time is coming around again, at least in the Tryon household. The "no, you don't need to buy it" attitude is part and parcel of living more simply -- and more cheaply. It is relearning how to have fun without spending money, or at least a minimum amount of money. It is doing more picnics and less eating out, skipping the bistros and eating at the breweries and wineries that encourage bringing one's own basket, and leaving with a bottle or two instead of a case. It is learning to enjoy without possessing, possessing all by possessing none.
The flip side of palimpsest is that storage space is limited. The best way to re-use some things is to throw them away and regain the storage space so I can sort out the things I do want to keep.
My next winter cleaning project is to finish going through the boxes in the basement, finding things to throw away, give away, or put back into service. The cats knocked over a box in the basement. In the process of cleaning up I threw most of the stuff away; it wasn't worth either keeping or giving away. If I can't think how anyone else would make use of something, it's a good sign that likely I don't need it either.
Amanda had to let go of the prompts in order to simplify her own life and regain some time and sanity. Her friends and accomplices may be able to pick them up informally. Amanda lives pseudonymously at http://thehabitofbeing.com/