Last week marked the kick off of holiday shopping. As everyone was out buying something new … new Christmas decorations, new iPads, new clothes, new sheets…. I was at my parents house going through the old. Eliminating. Purging. Making room for … life … so that we could all actually live instead of being overwhelmed by … stuff.
In the process, my Dad dug out something that I never even knew we had in my 27 years of being at their house. A 1930’s art deco vintage Kodak film camera. I swooned when I layed eyes on this. I, in fact, coddled the beautiful camera like it was a small baby. Love at first sight.
My grandfather, who passed away when I was a baby, and my grandmother, who passed away when I was in college, owned this camera. While it is not necessarily a valuable collectors item, it means the world to me because it is something I can look at and be reminded of them.
Sometimes the best “new” things are really just something old.