الجمعة، 24 أكتوبر 2008
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It is really hard for me to let go the odds and ends I keep , so fond of keeping useless stuff as I am , you will know what I mean . My personal towel when I was in primary school , (of course I do not use it now) , a medal which I have never used , a personal card of my history teacher when I was at secondary school , though he died . I believe that these things will help me remember certain people and incidents when I get older . For example , The medal which I have made myself using what we called " Scooby doo" ( thin plastic tubes tied together to form a figure and widely spread when I was in the middle school ) reminds me of the obsession we had about it , you could have caught us making Scooby doo at the station , during lessons , on our way back home . I keep the dead man's card for many reasons , it reminds me of my friends and I , when we used to neglect the explanation and speak about tips for nail and hair care . That made him flew into rage before he discovers that punishment did not work either . And to be more honest , I would not like people to throw away my phone numbers and address , only because I do not exist in this world . But sometimes it gets absurd, I kept stuff like a restaurant menu for two years , I got rid of it recently, as it isn't making any sense to keep things that do not resemble any thing to you. And if you have this habit of gathering , do not worry , we are not sick up till now. I keep what I call my "memory refreshners" in a large box of cartoon , once my friend told me why do not you get rid of the crowd , and write all your memories in a copybook or two , And Despite my respect to writing as a documentary way , I do not see that it will do alone without the tangible things that search for the forgettable inside your memory .