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Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 29 Jul 2018 20:08:03 -0500
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In each of the least reachable corners of my house, I have boxes, each of
them full of things I never need, use, want, or have much desire to look
at: photos, tapes, unmarked CD-Rs, unreadable Zip discs, DAT cassettes,
memo pads, term papers, medical forms and copies of medical forms. The
boxes themselves are caving in after years of getting jammed into different
corners. Just the idea of going through them makes me sneeze, as though
nostalgia was just an allergy I live with.

I’d say something column-y like “Am I holding onto this stuff or is it
holding onto me?” if it weren’t actually just a standard-issue hoarding
habit proudly and literally handed down through generations of my family.
(The last time I went home I was reunited with a board game that I made in
first grade and a folder of report cards from junior high.) The boxes could
seriously be filled with smaller boxes — and some are — and it wouldn’t
matter. I don’t need what’s inside of them. (*But what if I do?!*)

Dallas, Tx
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Save our in-boxes!
“If only there were a massive entity that I were forced to fund to tell me
how I should live my life, since I’m so obviously incapable of deciding for
myself.” M. Hashimoto

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