Paper crafts, fortune cookie fortunes, costume jewellery, precious things to add to baby books, half used halloween make up being saved for a rainy day and planting pots filled with glitter glue. Scattered amongst the endless pieces of paper, those are just a few of the things that you’ll find in that cupboard. You know the one – the place where you put things without a home. The one that you open and shut, hoping just hoping that everything isn’t going to come piling out.
Last night, on a quest to clean during the fifteen minutes of cleaning, Jamie was determined to clean out this cupboard. The half used Halloween make up, the extra packages of face paint, the glitter glue. Scattered packages of seeds and half finished art projects and months worth of paper – I was quickly faced with the decision of put it away or put it in the trash.
On a mission to organize that cupboard, he was on a mission. I wasn’t as enthused. The prospect of getting rid of the half done art projects, the movie ticket stubs, the random bits and pieces from summer adventures and chinese fortunes was bothering me, really bothering me.
The cupboard may be the catching place for all of the stuff, the random bits of half-used crayons and hundreds of pieces of paper, has strangely bonded to my organize-all-the-things personality. Their whole “everything is a treasure” has started to become engrained in me – and those half finished pictures, and strangely drawn stick figures on cereal boxes, rocks collected from the mountains and even scribbled on bills? Those are the treasures.