Musings on Mystereum Strength… Part 4…

So… this morning I did something for the very first time… I know many people who have done this and I’ve never really fully understood why they do… until now…

I start the day in fine mood and I’m planning what I need to do over the next few days. So on my list of things is an event on Saturday where the dress code is vintage… I put together an outfit and think… OK…. this needs a finishing touch and then I remember this locket…

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And it’s very rare that I wear this and even rarer that I open it and look inside…

Yet today, I opened it… and there sit two photos and on the left is one that gives me a warm smile… On the right… there sits the reason this family heirloom sits mostly in a box…

And usually, I would glance at that photo, fill with nausea, close the trinket tightly shut and toss it aside…

Today I looked at that photo and let it speak… and I lost two hours as memories and conversations held many moons ago replayed like an old movie… and I watched and I listened… and I sat… and then I thought of this…

XX Judgment (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010
XX Judgment (c) Jordan Hoggard 2010

And I heard these words…

‘You are no more at the mercy of your past than you are of old photo albums. Take more good pictures in your imagination!’ Jordan Hoggard

I looked back at that photo, I removed it from where it has dwelt for over 40 years and I did that thing that other people do and I have never done…

I ripped it up…

I ripped it into tiny pieces…

I went out into the garden and threw my arms into the air and with a great big exhale…

tossed those tiny pieces into the sun and wind to be scattered…

I turned to go back into the house and continue my day…

And with a smaller exhale…

 I heard myself say…

FUCK YOU!! That’s the last time you ripple my pond…

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