On of the blogs I follow is excellently written by a woman from Unalaska. Unalaska is located in the Aleutian islands about 800 air miles West of Anchorage. Her blogs are varied and range from native culture to life today on Unalaska. At times like myself she can surprise her readers and last night was no exception. She posted a picture of a corner of her cabin, laden with ‘stuff’ accumulated over time. At the end of her posting she requested her readers to show our examples of our treasure filled forgotten corners. I humbly submit one corner and one shelf from my cabin for her consideration.
Though not as eclectic as the corner of her cabin, this one corner of my cabin contains besides the batteries that run my place a set of shelves with various tools and spare parts from projects long forgotten. With that there are many work related items that I could never throw out because surely ‘one day’ they will be needed, even if I do not know what for. The second set of shelves is part of my larder with various stored foods.
On to a shelf that is my catch all for smaller items and ones that are used most often. We find everything from different types of tapes to seal boxes and fix things to the many pens and sharpies that find there way into my life. Add to that lighter fluid for my ‘one’ vice to the ever useful tin of Bag Balm. Top all this off with spare keys from forgotten doors to glasses, clothespins, eye drops, pocket knife to magnifiers for my tired eyes and you have the all purpose catch all cabin storage area. And oh yes even an decade old package of Chia pet seeds that was never used.
So Sharon don’t shake your head you are in good company, for I firmly believe everyone has some kind of corner for forgotten things only to one day rise from the depths and be once again a part of our lives.