while home for thanksgiving my parents asked me to clean out the items that were mine from the closet of my childhood bedroom. i found lots of mix tapes, photo albums, and boxes of stuff (a box from with all kinds of items from a camp i went to as an 11 year old and a box of all my notebooks and papers from college).
just the week before i checked out the book stuff from the library, as i am so curious about the things that people keep and how and why. it was great to go through the boxes...and also great to part with a bunch of the stuff.
i found two truly great things in the boxes...that stayed in the keeper box. first, was a paper i wrote about my lebanese ancestors for a citizenship and migration class in college. i forgot i had done that and rereading the paper and pieces of the interview i did with my grandfather was so special. second, was my journal from the first trip i ever took overseas...it wasn't anything earth shattering, but it was interesting to see what i wrote about.
have you found anything interesting from the past lately?