a particular day

December 13, 2004

Close cover and strike

I've got a match, your embrace and my collapse

My Grandmother collects matchbooks. When moving out of her house she asked what we would want.

I chose the matches.

I've hoarded them over the years as well. Fragments of memories. Restaurants along the highway. Trips exotic.

She's ailing a little bit in the memory department of late, my Grandma, and it makes these bits of cardboard and sulfur seem all the more important.

As I write this I wonder, will these words be familiar as I get on in years?

Not to end on a heavy note, I do appreciate the designs. Lo and behold, of course there are several galleries online for these things.

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Quite fond of that Col. Sanders one. I didn't know KFC handed out matches at some point.

Posted by: Naz | Dec 15, 2004 1:51:04 PM

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