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Putting Away Xmas

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 12:27:29
Coiled: tinsel, tree light cables, heart-strings
Removed: batteries from lights, wreaths from doors, notes from wallet
Recycled: cards, wrapping paper, some bits of string, wishes
Sorted: baubles, balls and stars, January appointments
Stored: a golden bird, a quilted tree surround from Nova Scotia, games played and unplayed
Boxed: memories
Dumped / binned: Poinsettia, ragged wrappings, the old address book
Forgotten: the present for Aunt Emily
Remaining: candles, goodwill

I think there’s something here but it hasn’t found its shape yet.

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