Thursday, October 25, 2007

Attachment Objects

It’s interesting how people can become so emotionally attached to old, dirty, ugly or otherwise seemingly unremarkable objects. In reality, it’s never about the object -- it’s always about the memories associated with the object, isn’t it?

I have what many people would consider an irrational bond to a very old pair of shoes and a messenger bag. Both are about to fall apart and yet I refuse to throw them away. I have many memories associated with both items and it has created a strong psychological bond. If they could talk they would have far far too much to say.

What possessions do you refuse to throw away and what memories are associated with them?