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The boxing of a life

January 6, 2013

There is ritual to the boxing of a life, to wrapping all the fragile things in paper, to deciding what to cast off and what to keep. Things fall away, like the cards from a lifetime ago that tumbled from a stack moved four times too many. Other things are made more precious by history and time.

Seal one box, then another. Bid farewell to the before, then uncrate the future. Let the packing paper fall around your feet, then discard it like letters from a long-forgotten past.

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