I’m a nostalgia packrat. On a scale from non-sentimentalist to full-on hoarder, I’d like to think that I fall somewhere comfortably in the middle, but maybe I’m just kidding myself. Today, I was looking for something in particular when what usually happens happened: I opened a box of my vintage loot and meandered down memory lane.
Among the things in the box were:
I asked myself why each of these items were worth keeping after all these years. The campaign button represents a bygone era–a time before my time. The others bring to mind distinct periods of my growing-up years. Could I do without these things? Of course. But for now, well, I think I’ll just hang on to them.