I’m starting to prepare to move to a new place, and by preparing I mean getting rid of stuff I’ve gathered all my life: old CDs and cassettes, inumerous gadgets like my first walkman (still works!), the discman from my first college years (that doesn’t play beyond the third track), old headphones, gamepads. And paper, I keep lots of paper: magazines, device instructions, ticket stubs, flyers, post cards, boarding passes…

It’s all crap, useless and worthless, but every piece of it means something to me: people, places, events… and I’m having a very hard time sorting it out. I will not have room for all of it, but at the same time I can’t throw it out, it’s too emotional and I know if I do I will feel an enormous loss.

This is process is far from peaceful… and I just started!