musings from my dresser drawer

I was cleaning recently in my dressing room, and thought I would share some of the important things in the bottom drawer of my dresser.

On the left you will see a stack of old journals that I started writing in about 25 years ago. Also, there are a few wallets I change out here and there, including some cute beaded coin purses I got in London. I believe I have mentioned that I like sparkly things.

In the middle of the drawer is a stack of notes from my Geo. I know I have even more floating around here somewhere. I hope they haven't fallen into the wrong hands. Pretty heart-pumping love kinds of stuff.

On the right I have a few baubles, but most importantly I have an old Skipper doll given to me by my Vo (read about her here). It was my first Barbie-style doll, and she has laid naked amongst my things for years as I moved away to college, got married, moved again, etc. She is a plastic, strange symbol for me.

Sometimes things matter, but in an ironically intangible way. Reminders of places and people and everything else.

9 comments

Youngblood4ever | June 20, 2009 at 9:00 PM

Isn't it interesting what we hang on to? And even more interesting where I find some of those things.

Connie | June 21, 2009 at 8:01 AM

Mine is the top drawer of the dresser. I went through it just the other day and re-found things that tugged at the heart strings.

Skipper?

April | June 21, 2009 at 10:55 AM

My drawer is in storage right now. I need to find it and go through it! I need a reminder of what I am holding on to.

Heather | June 21, 2009 at 3:20 PM

What a fitting post for me to read today, we are moving and i have been going through everything trying to figure out what to keep and what to get rid of.

That Girl | June 21, 2009 at 11:36 PM

I have an eighty year old bracelet that I have never worn in my nightstand. It will always be there. It is important.

rach | June 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Wow - that's neat. Nice to hear about sentimental things!

Eowyn | June 22, 2009 at 5:21 PM

I have one of those things in my basement. Some thing I cannot get rid of that symbolizes so many things. I think I shall have to post about it some day.

charrette | June 24, 2009 at 4:29 PM

What a great idea to post about the contents of your dresser drawer! Of course, you don't have any scraps of paper with smudged address, and crumpled receipts and scattered coins like MINE....

This is so very you...nostalgic to the point of being poetic, warm, sentimental, truly beautiful...and a little bit of quirkiness thrown in just for fun!

Henry | July 14, 2009 at 11:56 PM

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