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Tue Sep 6th, 2016

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10:32 pm - Another Country
Threw out my old Women's Almanacs from the early and mid-80s yesterday. It was a wrench. They have details of my life I'd forgotten, addresses of people I can't recall, mentions of places that have vanished completely. If I throw them out, that chunk of my life is gone forever. Well yes, it's gone anyway, isn't it? It's not like I'm throwing out the ticket to another country...

...and there's the thing. I've always confused time and space: the past feels like a place I can go back to with the right talismans in my hand. Those daybooks were passports of a sort. The only consolation is that I don't *really* want to go back to the 80s, when I was far more naive and clueless than someone in their thirties ought to be, hanging out with people I didn't much like because there was no one else to hang out with. So yes, farewell all those transient coworkers and roommates and friends. My social life is now much emptier than it was, but quality has replaced quantity, for which I must be grateful.

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Date:September 7th, 2016 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh my god ... no, nope, Don't want to go back to the 80's either ... which were my secondary school years, which I hated, them (Convent) girls can be bitchy and cliquey. That hair, those fashions ... although a lot of the music I liked. But music is transportable through the times so it's okay.

Oops ... I meant quality always better than quantity!!! *fail* Zan! (in my defence it is past midnight!)

Edited at 2016-09-07 04:40 pm (UTC)
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Date:September 8th, 2016 12:31 am (UTC)
Parts of the '80s were good, or are remembered by me as good, but 30s are a far cry from middle school. (Will say again, I may have attended the only non-mean middle/ high/ convent school in existence.)

I did keep the '85 one for its record of ukiyo-e and Japanabilia purchases. A fun fall, that one was.

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