The past peers from beneath a paper lid. Who I use to be sung by strangers, who I am today strangely lingers on my lips. Melodies and messages a world apart. Red rhinestones sewn by hand, nothing we wouldn’t do for our “skater man”. Silver circles kept from dust reveal but just the start of us. I gently keep and sort and weep for joy, we journey on. I smile at God’s promise letters, for we’re getting better.
©CindyPalin Feb.25, 2014
The Temptation: to put the photo box on the shelf with my other photo boxes The Taboo: taking clutter from one place and moving it to another The Problem: Having to revisit the clutter at a later date “why put off tomorrow what we can do today?” Thomas Jefferson
- 10 new DVDs and 1 new CD-RW
- One Music Disc, Grad ’81, Compilation by “Turntable Terry”
- Four Music Discs with some of my past original compositions
- Two Discs with images belonging to our Son who figure skates. Snapshots from a competition in Lethbridge, and from the World’s Figure Skating Championships – Opening Ceremonies in Calgary – 2006, of which our Son was a part of.
- One Promise Keepers Cassette called; Wise Choices
Plan of Attack:
- throw out old software discs that are no longer compatible with computer
- download photos from the image discs
- post a few incriminating images to Facebook and hopefully live to tell the story
- create new album in i-photo to edit and use at a later date
- download songs onto iTunes and reminisce
- Keep and file software that contains license numbers you still need
- put empty photo box to use, or store where it can be used in the near future
The Challenge: What on earth do I write about? So many memories in a half filled paper box. The Question: Where were those pictures when I needed them?
The Key: Make sure the next item I retrieve is bigger and heavier, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” Proverb, sometimes attributed to Knute Rockne.