On the one hand, re-acquiring something we had as children
or teenagers brings that period in our lives alive again, making
it seem not so long ago as is actually the case; on the other (on
rare moments), the realisation that we first owned something
towards their inevitable conclusion. At times I'll look at a comic
moment passes (as it must), it can leave us all-too aware
by its eventual and irrevocable arrival.
(I wonder if I'd be so entranced by the past if I didn't
have so many material objects around to remind me of it?
Perhaps they're like a magnet that attracts my attention, and
if I didn't have them, I'd never think back to the times when
I first got them. Maybe the simple act of owning them
focusses my mind on those earlier eras.)
So what do you think, Criv-ites? Do you believe that
anticipate moments-to-come, instead of reminiscing about
times that are gone - or can there be room in our lives for
both? Let's hear what you think on the matter.