summary - memories are brought back to the surface, causing old feelings to arise until something unexpected happens
the times we had together
our dear memories
- letting go
[ your pov ]
Your life for the past few months has been hectic, particularly with your career. You felt like you hadn’t even had the time to breathe. You would roll out of bed in the early hours of the morning to make it into the office, before flopping back into bed in the late hours of the night. You didn’t mind though, since you loved your job and you lived alone so it wasn’t like you had anything else.
Luckily, you managed to get a few days break from work and you decided to spend your time clearing out your small apartment. Although cleaning may seem like a boring way to spend some of your free time, you didn’t mind so much. You had to. Your place was a mess - not just stacks of papers, empty cups or clothes strewn on the floor - it was a proper mess. You just didn’t have the time to
clean due to work, but now you had the opportunity.
You had to have a proper clear out, get rid of stuff and clean thoroughly. You knew the rewarded feeling you would have once your home looked neat and tidy again.
You had plenty of time since you made plans to meet a friend for lunch later on that afternoon. You got changed into some old clothes and blasted music throughout your home before starting your task.
After dumping a lot of old stuff you didn’t use anymore, you decided to clear out some old boxes. You pulled them down from the very top of the bookcase in your room. You opened the lid of the biggest box, causing your heart to jump. There in the box was endless amount of memories. You and him. You and Jae.
Do you have a certain place at home for reading? I have a very small home, so most things happen on my bed.
Bookmark or random piece of paper? Bookmarks, old museum and cinema tickets, pretty postcards, etc.
Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages? I can stop if the story has an appropriate pause. Or have to stop when I’m reading late at night and drop the book on my face when falling asleep.
Do you eat or drink while reading? Sometimes
Music or TV while reading? Music maybe, though that can hinder the concentration. No TV.
Reading at home or everywhere? Books at home and in trains, digital versions from my phone everywhere.
Reading out loud or silently in your head? I read books silently, but my family has a tradition of reading newspapers out loud to each other.
Do you read ahead or even skip pages? I am occasionally tempted to take a peak at the end, but usually resist. I will count the pages I have left if the scene is intense though.
Breaking the spine or keeping it like new? I don’t mind my books looking like they’ve been read, but I try to keep them relatively tidy. Mostly I own paperbacks though, so they tend to suffer a bit, especially in transit.
Do you write in your books? My name on the first page at times, but otherwise not really.