Tuesday, April 13, 2010

whisper your arrival

While cleaning out the linen closet yesterday, a displacement activity to writing an article that was due, and itself displaced by other activities in the eight months since I put it on my to-do list, I discovered something that made me smile.

There on the third shelf, behind the jumbled pile of towels that had become ratty and were no longer used, was tucked a box that had once held chocolates some long ago Christmas. It rattled slightly, was sealed with tape, and had a sign written on it in the OFKAR's hand - Don't Open Till 2002.

We will certainly have a time capsule opening ceremony when she returns home for the summer at the end of the month, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I should schedule these closet cleaning sessions more often.

10 comments:

mister anchovy said...

how intriguing...

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This place is full of mysteries, Mr Anchovy.

Sean Wraight said...

So the mysterious package trend continues at Casa del Zombie! Hope its full of jewels and or at least a mitt full of Canadian Tire money.

With baited breath I wait...

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Allison said...

I love when cleaning produces mystery parcels. I can't wait to see what's in the box. Thankfully we know it's not Gwen's head...

Wandering Coyote said...

Ah, that is pretty cool!

Charlie said...

You cleaned the linen closet in 2002 and you're doing it again already? Neet freek.

Gee, I wonder what's in the box. Now you've got me all curious and stuff.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Canadian Tire money would be pretty sweet, Sean. It does constitute the bulk of my retirement funds, after all.

Unless Gwenyth's head was shrunken prior to going in the box, I think we are going to be spared a Se7en moment, Al.

I can't wait to see what's in the bathroom cabinets now, WC.

You are being to kind with your math, Charlie. The last closet cleaning was prior to 2002, but I am not certain by how many years. Hopefully enough that the OFKAR had put something adorable in the time capsule.

BeckEye said...

I would make a funny comment about it including something really lame that happened in 2002, but I can't remember back that far.

LesleyG said...

That just makes me laugh, because there are definitely boxes in my closet that were sealed pre-2002. But, I do bet the contents of yours is much better.

By the way, you have an inordinate number of mysterious packages in your life. What does that mean?? :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Neither can I, Beckeye. I'm not even entirely convinced that 2002 ever really happened.

I'm so relieved to hear your closet holds sealed secrets as well, Lesley.
I do have way too many mysterious parcels in my life! I'm hoping it means I have a secret admirer or at least a stalker, but fear it simply means that people won't admit to knowing me.