That's what it feels like... and I know its silly.
They're objects, after all;
inanimate and of little intrinsic monetary value.
But I see them through the eyes of personal history.
I remember who I was with
and under what circumstances they were acquired.
I know which ones my kids were always glad to see
and which ones scared them into behaving until Christmas!
there are so many stories to tell;
but the time to tell them is too short.
They're being packed away later today.
And that makes all of us sad.