Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What You Leave Behind....

C3P0 and R2D2
Time.  Perhaps the most puzzling experience we face as people. As a child, it drags on forever.  As an adult, it speeds up the older you get. From one box of memories, a flood of experiences and people come back into my life again.  There were times I wish I had absorbed that precious time more with the people who are now gone.  During this holiday season, I think of all the people I have loved and who have loved me in return. I'd love to go back in time just to say one more "hello" or give one more hug good bye.  Getting older is wonderful but it also makes you miss the people you love even more....and the older we get, the more people we miss!  I wouldn't change a thing though.  Life has been pretty amazing.  I thought I'd share with you all some cherished memories from my childhood....and all thanks to a box of goodies. And let me just say it's better than finding that box of letters from the ex's!:) I hope I burned that one somewhere along the way:) 
Ewoks on the moon of Endor....well really they're hanging out in some flowers in a pot. 
I've been prepping my Star Wars toys for an eventual auction on EBAY and with this project, I have opened a flood of childhood memories.  So with the camera, I did some artistic shots on some of the figurines that were in the the case.  I had a very active imagination as a child.  I created stories in my head and scenarios that sometimes had no ending....just so that we could continue the saga the next day. My Freshmen year was the last time I played with toys.  There are a lot of responses in your minds right now like, "How sad!", "Wow...Freshman year!", or "Yeah me too."  Either way, it was the end.  For more on this topic, you can click here and read about older people who still play with toys. 
Master Yoda....being small doesn't mean you can't kick butt!
 I'd like to think that for everything we leave behind, we gain something of value.  My experience with toys allowed me to imagine what it might be like to explore the greater world around me.  While childhood was at times painfully slow, this fantasy world allowed me to escape, create, and imagine things in my mind.  Today, I am able to explore that world(just not the universe unfortuneatly). To do that, we go to NASA and sci-fi conventions.  I'd give my life to go to the moon or settle on Mars.  For now though, it's all about creating magical spaces in the garden, exploring different countries, and writing about the experience. The question to myself is, "Will it be difficult to sell off my childhood memories?"
The triad.  Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker on the planet Hoth


  1. You took great photos of them and have good memories. They are in great condition by the way! I think since you have such good photos, you'll be able to let them go.

  2. Great reminder of how precious time really is. I try not to think about all the things I should have done but only to focus on not having anymore regrets.

  3. You have no idea the memories that first picture triggered! My brothers had the whole action figure set, but being older (and the girl) I did not, I did however have an R2D2. One of my brothers still has a Melineum Falcon in the box...wonder how much that would go for on eBay?


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