collections – minding what we gather as we go

boxes

with each step

each word

each choice

each action

we build our collections

 

the accumulation of

moments

days

years

people

places

experiences

stored in our hearts

captured in our minds

collections that we sought

others unintended

 

we open dusty boxes

hoping that among the old photos

ribbons and scattered documents

we’ll find a treasure

that we can press against our hearts

and smile

 

something that tells us

the journey meant something

something worth keeping

something worth sharing

 

connect

love

laugh

cry

stretch

share

give

grow

 

have a career

but collect a life

worth remembering

 

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