Each time that I've used my favorite towel over the past few months...okay maybe even longer...I've known that it's time to retire it. I bought it about 17 years ago (yes you read right) when it was love at first site...oh, how thick, plush, and huge it was. I can still remember my mother stating that it would take forever to dry them and that I shouldn't have spent the money on it.
Okay, it did take forever to dry, but I loved my big fluffy towel and I wasn't giving it up for anyone. Though time has passed, my towel is still there to go to the beach with me and to give me a daily hug after getting out of the shower. But right before my eyes, and without me noticing, my old friend has aged; it's now frayed, has holes, and is a thin a a piece of paper. It really doesn't even dry all that well...so, why then do I keep it?
I've been contemplating that question all day and have realized that I tend to hold onto objects (and people) for sentimental reasons. Even when I know that I've outgrown an item or it has outlived it's usefulness, I have a hard time letting go. Some soul searching may be needed to understand the reason behind my tendencies...so time will tell. Until then, I'm sure that there is a nice fluffy towel out there waiting for me to buy it. First I must say good-bye to my old faithful and let it go...
Or maybe I'll make it into some rags that can live in my cupboard... lol