Jul 20, 2010
Storage Boxes and Memories
Sifting through things that I had saved over the last 35 years and left in storage has actually been fun and cleansing. I've thrown most of my stuff away. The photo above is just a sample of what's gone into the recycling bin, the trash bin or to charity.
I am keeping only things that hold memories dear to me. I did this "cleansing" before I left Japan, fitting 7 years of life there into two suitcases and two boxes. Now it's about fitting 45 years into as few boxes as possible. I am a bit of a nomad right now ... staying in California to help my Sister take care of Mom, while my Husband prepares our future home in Mexico. Like a nomad, we are keeping our possessions limited to what we're willing to move around with us.
I got this neon box when I was 7 years old. My father and I were in a second-hand shop. The colors caught my eye and I had to have it. The bottom has the initials "R.A.W." and is stamped with the word "Japan." Now... what to put in it? I'll let you know what I decide :)
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