sentimental recollection: a mixed feeling of happiness, sadness, and longing when recalling a person, place, or event from the past, or the past in general
I’m a pack rat.
I never throw anything away. My room is packed with old stuff from god knows when. So I decided to clean ‘em up and classify them into either “useless” or “useful” category, with the former going straight to the trash bin. I started with the little boxes under the study table..found old birthday gifts, cards, scented candles..and..this
18th Birthday card from Dedz, Elvie, Niza, and BB. The biggest birthday card I ever received. Just so you girls know, the card still gets me all teary-eyed..hihi.
Going through the dusty boxes, it feels like going down the memory lane..retracing the steps taken, re-living the years gone by….this got me feeling all nostalgic and sentimental..
My high school student card. Notice the hideous hair and large forehead?
My first English novel bought at a book fair. Some lame college love story.
I still have this Eminem poster on my door. Never had the time to remove it.
A few books that I sneaked out ‘borrowed’ from the maktab’s library.
In the end, I didn’t throw anything away.
Cannot bring myself to throw anything away.
Those are old memories, the witnesses of my past.
Now I don’t have to worry about forgetting,
I’m surrounded with them.