Today I packed 10 more boxes of our belongings. Where will they go? Will I ever see them again once the lids are closed? I was resigned to get rid of everything except clothes and a few pieces of furniture. Yet I cling to distant memories: an antique water pitcher that my father held on his lap for a 6 hour flight to my wedding, I still hear the echo of my grandmother when she told me she wanted me to have the 150 year old vase from her country , the assortment of handmade wooden boxes still hold notes and the dear memory of my husband’s mother.
Will the cardboard retain these memories while sitting in a dank storage? Probably not. But for now I will put the memories away rather than rid myself of them completely.
What things to you hold on to more for the memory than the practicality?