Friday, 24 March 2017
TIME IN A CUP...
Until a few years ago, a handful of JAJ/PYREX cups, like the one in the photo, used to reside in a cupboard in the kitchen. I think they occupied a kitchen cupboard in just about every house I've ever lived in, but I associate them with two in particular - this and the previous one. At some indeterminate stage they disappeared (given, I suspect, to a relative), but I recently acquired a replacement set on ebay.
Just looking at them brings my childhood back to me in a rush, and I'm once again a 10 year old boy in the kitchen of the house I lived in at the time; or a 14 year old teenager in the home I currently occupy. It's almost a mystical thing, this sense of 'time-travel' on such occasions, and I'm sometimes amazed at how even one item can conjure up memories of entire periods of one's past life to mind.
So I've now had a cup of tea in one of my 'new' cups, and lingered in yesteryear for a spell. Is there any specific item from your youth that you'd like to have again, to help recall a particular period in your life with a keenness and clarity that, somehow, only a tangible object can bestow?
The comments section awaits.
Posted by Kid at Friday, March 24, 2017