Week Two.

Photo Two.

Observations: Today was a day of reckoning. Today was the day I finally packed up all my stuff in order to move into my new place tomorrow. I’m not a stranger to packing up my shit in a hurry, four year of dorm living taught me how to be a pretty efficient mover. In fact, some aspects I actually enjoy. It is a time where you get to assess all your possessions, how important they are, and let go of a few things to make room for the new. I will not try to pretend that I don’t struggle with some pack-rat tendencies of my own. These particular Converse sneakers have been hiding under a pile of shoes in my closet for a good two years after their retirement from everyday wear. I have had these suckers since my junior year in high school and they walked through a lot with me. I have quite an affection for them. They are the perfect type of worn-in, where you know just how they work and they know just how you work. However, today their day finally came. I decided that holding on to them was simply an act in sentimentality and that apart from the occasional thoughtful glance while doing yet another closet clean-out, they simply had no purpose anymore. So instead of holding on to their physicality I have chosen to immortalize them in digital film to keep their memory alive. We had a good run, but as the Pete Seeger song I was listening to earlier oh so wisely tells us, “To every thing there is a season…”

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