Monday, May 22, 2006

Spring Cleaning

I have a closet full of things I have had since I can remember!... Enid Blyton books, pictures, toys, faded jewellery…. I even throw some into the bin only come back to retrieve them after a long mental battle weighing the pro's and cons and how a pair of leggings could be used for a beneficial purpose in the coming years. I just find it hard to throw away things especially if they have been with me through thick and thin. We have that special bond that can't be broken. Even if the shoes have worn out soles? So what? That can be fixed. If the leather is tearing, there must be a remedy and if it’s always been too big, insoles can be purchased.

That's the same way I feel about some of my friendships and ties. No matter how sour things have turned, I don’t throw it away because eventually, I believe, things can always be sorted out one way or the other. So I hang on to this friend through hailstorms, fogs, tornado’s...u catch my drift. Call to check up on them even though I get the brush off, keep in touch etc. etc.

So when I go through my yearly spring cleaning, I just don't let go of all the old shoes, I just dust them off and place them back into the shelf.

One day those shoes will come back in fashion and will need to be worn and coincidentally, I'll need shoes that match my outfit and we'd just be perfect for each other!

But if the shoes never come back in fashion or do and I'm just not into those kinds of shoes like Jellies (ew) or clogs, then I'll always have good memories of how we rocked together looking fabulous.

Call me a pessimist!

13 comments:

Onada said...

LOL. you still have your jellies? Please take a pic of them for your photo blog LOL hahaha

Dilch said...

I completely agree with Onada, you just made me wonder where my Jellies were?
I agree with you about keeping things for sentimental reasons. I once had a wrapper that my nanny gave me when I was two, and I loved that wrapper, I slept with it every night. I had it from the time I was two till I was 16. It was showing its age of course, and had numerous holes, but it was my wrapper, I was even going to take it to school in England with me, but something happened, my wrapper was killed, by our house girl. I came home one day and I couldn't find it, I searched high and low, and then she told me she had THROWN IT AWAY!! I would tell you what I did next, but just thinking about this is too painful....

Nneka's World said...

I know i am a hoarder! I hoard all my old stuff, call me sentimental like you are, i just find it hard to part with things

Adunni said...

I remember jellies. i never had one but my sister did. She saved for a whole term to get one( i spent my money on books yep you guessed right m&bs, silhouete, temptation ...) but we shared the shoes sha. We were ecstatic when she got them 'cos it was the reigning thing then, every one was wearing them and it seemed like we were never going to get them and we still have them.

I feel you on being unable to let go of friendships and ties. But it gets to a certain point where i stop calling them up 'cos it feels wierd keeping in touch with someone who obviously doesn't want to do the same. Even at that whenever they come back i still go back to being friends at the drop of a hat.

Morountodun said...

You need to De-Junk your life. What is the fear of throwing things away? The clutter is right in your face and the thicker this clutter is the less efficiently you can do anything. Imagine what your room/house will look like after ten years of this attitude. And please don't take this into a marriage it will drive the poor bloke out of his mind.

Much as I like the metaphor relating accumulation of posessions with friends, it doesn't work for me.

Learn from Gandhi's example he avoided material things having only few possessions and living a rich and meaningful life.

low said...

Ur jellies?? Baby why now. U gat issues..lol But i can relate only on my make up. I have eye shadows i bought since 2002!! why!!! i dunno!

TaureanMinx said...

You guyssss nowwwwww. I don't have the jellies anymore! If you noticed I said I didn't like them.

@onada, go and post a pic pronto!
@dilch, sorry about ur wrapper, thats like that dude from Charlie Brown with his blankey
@nneka, lol, see what happens when u have to move countries
@adunni, yep thats me!
@moroutodun, lol, trust me its not that bad, I dont hold on to everything just a lot of things :) and how do you know i'm not married huh?
@low, lol nooooooo I don't have jellies jo. Is the make up still good or now like chalk lol

LondonBuki said...

I have a nightshirt I wore on my first day in Secondary School, how about that?!?!?

Dilch said...

OK HOLD UP, Taurean, are you married? That would be hot jist, cos you never even mention man in your blog.......

low said...

Married to who???????? lolll

TaureanMinx said...

Alas I am not married oh. Soreee to burst that bubble (and my bubble too!). As for man, I choose to keep such out of my blog :)

LondonBuki said...

Married? Next time you will know what you are saying in your blog... I quote you "@moroutodun, lol, trust me its not that bad, I dont hold on to everything just a lot of things :) and how do you know i'm not married huh?
" LOL!!!

Sharp girl - deciding to keep man out of your blog. Unlike me... hahaha!!!

NoLimit said...

I have this teddy my mum got for me when I was around 4yrs old(this may probably give my ID away!!!)
anyways,she never bought dolls for me,instead she got me constructive toys what some pple will call boy's toys like lego,alphabets in different colours,toy trains,telephones etc and yours truly longed for a doll with full flowing golden hair...infact I pined for it...this woman traveled out on holiday and guess what she got me after asking her for a doll...A teddy bear(the millionth one!)...I was outraged and I screamed so hard...then I took the teddy bear and tore it with my bare hands!(I practically ripped the head from the body).
My dear mother sewed it back and kept it with my litter of toys and as time went on,this teddy bear became my very good companion...it is now ragged with no eyes but i take it every where i go,when i was in high school,it was there,Uni days it was there,when I went to serve it was with me and now that I live in the UK...of cos it is still with me!lol...my good friend has threatened to burn it and throw it away before I come back from work...she thinks it is totally not normal to have such a ragged thing around in this day and age...lol