A Beginning Countdown

by FieryTree on August 16, 2012 · 3 comments

A small sampling of my collection.

175 days.

To that end, I began to catalog the books snuggled (tightly) across my five bookshelves. As it turns out, and I write this with some shame, a lot have been either sitting dormant for years or never read. Some books were even a surprise to me.

I am a saver though. Last night I went through a box with hundreds of receipts and pulled out perhaps half. I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away…without documenting them. They are like this tiny window into my life of years past and for some reason that matters to me.

I wouldn’t qualify for the Hoarder’s show, nor identify with articles entitled ‘obsession with the past’ but I am curious who else saves little mementos of time and what motivates them. This need to document is a bit problematic as I seek to minimize and move on. Abstractly, I know these things may not be that significant but faced with the actual object, the importance grows, as if I can’t bare to lose that shred of evidence, that link to a past me. Perhaps I do have a Hoarder’s brain – http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120809190754.htm

Big lifting ahead to release all this stuff!

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My voice is in progress but I’ll stick with it and see where it leads, join me if you like!

And now – with all first blogs: Hello World!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Newey August 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I am packing up to leave in a month also. Done this a million times before and never get use to it. I only can give stuffs new home and collect only memory of good time we had together.

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2 FieryTree August 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

Glad to hear moving is always a challenge. I look forward to collecting new memories of the good times ahead.

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3 James August 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

You’ll get there! You’ve got plenty more memories to make.

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