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Saturday, January 19, 2008

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That Far Shore



I've been releasing objects, purging our home.

"Why keep things that we don't use, or that aren't beautiful?" I declared this morning to Patrick. "If it doesn't make us happy when we look at it, it has to go. Period."

What then, am I to do with this bit of silver that just crossed my palm; tarnished and forgotten, an artifact from another life? Two portraits hinged together, each so small, it is like looking backward through a telescope, backward through the years, across an ocean so much wider than the one these two sweethearts pose beside.

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Blogger Dana said...

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12:44 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

I am guilty for holding on to talismen and mementos from differnt eras of my life. Not always joyful or treasures, but truly testaments to who I have become.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Geoff Meeker said...

You keep it, of course. Little silver telescopes are priceless things that cannot be discarded...

1:03 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I am a lurker...but hi!

I say you keep it. Tucked away, in a place that it isn't always sitting out and looking at you, but where you know to find it if you want to.

9:55 PM  
Blogger AliBlahBlah said...

My new years resolution (one I thought I had half a chance of keeping) was to follow William Morris' mantra 'have nothing in your house that you not know to be useful of believe to be beautiful'. I understand your urge to purge, but if that locket is beautiful to you, or creates beauty in the memories it stirs I say keep it.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Julie @ Letter9 said...

Beauty comes in various forms -- beautiful memories, beautiful sadness, etc. I think this is a keeper. It inspired this lovely, poignant little post, after all, didn't it?

2:14 PM  
Blogger She She said...

Keep it. In a fit of reorganization, I purged notes and letters I had kept from almost 30 years ago. I regret it now.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Gypsy at Heart said...

What nostalgia. My heart compressed a little (in a good way) because of your words. I will not tell you what you should do with it Kyran. You have done it already. I know you have.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Petunia Face said...

I love your writing. That's all.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Girl con Queso said...

You are a poet.

12:09 AM  
Blogger exskindiver said...

I enjoyed this
and my visit here.

Cheers,

Chesca

3:00 PM  

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