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Opened a box. Found me inside.

by canadafreeze on November 15, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

A long-stored box simply labeled mementos sits on a shelf in the furnace room. It has seen several moves. It contains old photos before marriage, before children, before this life. There are university papers, stories, and notebooks all bearing my coloured ink and distinctive writing. It hasn't been opened in years. Today, I sat down with the box and remembered who I used to be.


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