You might have noticed posting has been infrequent lately. That’s because I’ve been spending my days packing and preparing for a move. And when packing, one tends to find things that were once greatly significant, but recently forgotten.
I used to collect Archie comics. And by collect, I actually mean hoard. I read the stories over and over, knowing how the story would end, but enjoying every bit of it anyway. And you can probably tell by the condition they’re in. I learned words like “molly-coddle” and “hornswaggled”, words I still use in my vocabulary to this day. I always rooted for Betty and Jughead to get together, even though I knew he wasn’t interested in anything not shaped like a hamburger (they were much better suited for each other and Archie never fully appreciated Betty anyway!). I loved the trouble that Cheryl Blossom stirred up in Riverdale. I loved how much the comics were such a fun escape for me.
I have a new appreciation for my fictional friends and I’m taking them with me to the new apartment. I just can’t shake them…and I don’t want to.
Do you have anything that you’re holding onto from the past? Something you refuse to throw out?