If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, it is obvious that I am a fan of books. Paper is one of my other favorite things. Sometimes, though, managing the paper I have is not easy. Here is a picture of five shoeboxes of letters I have. They are letters mostly from family and one of my friends. I don't want to get rid of these because they are irreplaceable. The best thing is I still get some mail (letters, postcards and the occasional package) from my family because we like to write, though e-mail and phone calls have definitely reduced what I do get.
Then there is my stack of journals. I have 39! That is a ridiculous amount considering I started writing in 1990. (22 years of journals). One summer I started reading them in chronological order and quit. It wasn't riveting reading at all. And it changed the way I journal and now don't even write every week. Some days I think about getting rid of them, but am afraid I could want them, and they would be impossible to replace. Would you keep them?