Attachments to the familiar- 10 years later, taking pictures off the fridge

I like the familiar.  I like a cozy visual environment.  I like clutter.  Now I am readying my place to sell and to move and it’s time to detach.  For 10.5 years I have had certain images taped to the fridge and added a few over time.  I am attached to these images.  They comfort me.  They are wrinkled from the years of steam of cooking.  They are torn and over-taped, stained, loved.  They aren’t expensive or even just photos, but they are my familiar.  Now they are in a plastic folder.

FRIDGE 1
A bookmark from Banyen Books (from 1990)
FRIDGE 3
Rio, now passed away. Aaron White’s incredible, terrifying, funny-as-hell, cockatoo on the Sunshine Coast
FRIDGE 6
The first time we met our cat, Violet (now age 10.5).
FRIDGE 15
Old cards signifying the start of my sock monkey obsession.
FRIDGE 14
Old quotes that carried significance in 2003.
FRIDGE 11
One of my favorite spots on the planet. Stortorget, Stockholm. My aunt and uncle live in the apartment building to the left, first floor.
FRIDGE 9
A card from Claudia, 2003. She struggled with debilitating MS in the last 6 years of her life and passed away in 2007. She was a very special person. And this card is a treasure.

FRIDGE 13 FRIDGE 12

FRIDGE 8
A sketch on a paperbag by Jasper Lastoria.
FRIDGE 7
Riley and Violet. Riley passed away on Jan 1, 2014.
FRIDGE 2
An old sketch by my son, Julian Bowers.

FRIDGE 10 FRIDGE 5

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