We've been living in our current place for about six years. We like it here and will be here another year or two.
Because things get dirty and worn in six years we are going to repaint upstairs over the next few weeks. This means I had to take down the string tree.
I made it knowing it would not be permanent; we are renting.
I saw a video once of Buddhist monks making an enormous sand mandala. It was vibrant, intricate, and very beautiful. When they finished they paused a moment and then swept it away with brooms. It was a lesson in making something beautiful and then letting it go.