Saturday, March 1, 2014

I've Thrown Out My Favourite Nightshirt

It's gone into the charity collection, which will be picked up off my front lawn on Monday morning. It was old, and a bit stained, but that's not why.

I looked at the logo, remembered my pleasure in buying it — nigh on 20 years ago already! — and thought: no, not any more. If I should ever end up with another person sharing my bed, I couldn't wear something that speaks so much of my relationship with Andrew. It wouldn't feel right. I think I'd probably cry because of it not being Andrew — which wouldn't be very nice for this hypothetical person.

And to wear it to go to bed alone would only remind me how much I miss him.

But I took a photo of the logo before I tossed it out. Its time had come, but although I didn't want to wear it again, it's a nice memory in this form.




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6 comments:

  1. Oh dear, this reminds me, I have a few old things to throw out too, as spring is coming...but then, some old things are just so comforting to have.

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  2. What a lovely logo :) So many happy memories, Rosemary. I hope those good and companionable days can come again.

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    1. Thanks for the thought. I don't think I'm ready for that yet, if ever.

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  3. I like you lovey bear night shirt design, Rosemary. I don't think I could have parted with it. If my friend didn't like it, well, I wouldn't like him. They call it baggage, but everyone has some.
    Can you rescue it? I would.
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    1. Too late, Jim, it was collected this morning. But truly, it would only have made me sad to wear it again now, in whatever circumstances. The photo will serve for the good memories. (Besides, it had got awfully old.)

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