TASK 9 – Rationalisations of a hoarder. Hannah. C
Amongst your possessions are there any item/s you continuously question your ownership of?
That is the story of my entire life!
1) What are they? A ‘Roxy’ handbag my mum gave me for Christmas when I was in, probably, year 7, a backpack my dad gave me in the late nineties as a child, a boomerang that was painted for me by an artist in an aboriginal community, a pad of paper with a baby seal cover, my fairy box, my tiger toy, oh and so much more stuff
2) What is it about them that makes them end up in the ‘maybe pile’ to begin with? Roxy handbag is so ugly and its pink but my mum bought it and I remember thinking it would have been really expensive even though in hindsight it probably wasn’t much at all, the other backpack, just because I’ve had it for so long each time I put it in the pile thinking eugh that thing is so nineties child, the boomerang, because I find it really weird having a boomerang in my room its so Australiana you know and I have nowhere to put it where it looks nice, well the pad needs to go- lets be honest, my fairy box because its so tacky and inconveniently sized, the tiger toy because I’m [not] a child and I need to let go of my toys [ah],
3) What constitutes their saving grace? Roxy handbag has a cat on it and my mum bought it for me!, backpack-dad bought it for me and I loved it when he came home with girly things for me. and each time I go to throw it out, I think its going to come back in fashion, boomerang- I find it too hard to let go of anything from my trip around Australia- so many amazing memories, and I feel like if I let anything go, the memory will go with it. Fairy box-well I’m not sure, its just so wonderfully tacky, seal pad - the seal is just great, its so cute, and it’s a great sized paper pad. The tiger toy should go, I don’t know why I hold on to it. actually! I do, because it technically could be considered as a part of my cat collection because a tiger is a big cat. I know I sound mad, I really cant give very good justifications for why I have so much crap in my room. But I just wont throw it out.