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Old And Rusty

I love old and rusty things and I really don’t know why. I just do. I always wonder what the story behind it is. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been a curious person and want to know everything. One time when I was about 12, I found a box of matches (that was very well hidden I have to say). I had to know how to light it. So while everyone else was busy around the house, I lit match after match until the whole box was gone. No one saw me so I thought I was safe. Then my mom shouts, “What happened to all the matches?!” And I realized in my joy of a new discovery, I had left a neat pile of used burnt-out matchsticks in the kitchen. When will I ever learn to remove the evidence. I was always told “Don’t you know curiosity killed the cat?” And I will retort, “That’s why a cat has 9 lives!” Honestly. You would think they were smart enough to know that.

Maybe that’s what it is. Or I suppose it feels like there is a secret behind something old and ancient. Then I see a lock on it and I feel even more intrigued. It’s almost as if the centuries-old secrets were forbidden.

When really it’s just a rusty door of an old shed. But I can’t help but imagine things when I take photos.

The Lock

4 Comments

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    lianling

    December 17, 2010

    for a corrosion engineer, old and rusty meant CORROSION which is an electrochemistry reaction between the elements of O2, water and metal! haha! i know it sounds dull :p

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      Sharon Moh

      December 17, 2010

      LOL. It’s not dull, just something a corrosion engineer would say haha ;). It just reminds me of how terrible I was at doing chemistry lab experiments in school. I would break everything!

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    Jenn

    December 21, 2010

    I also have this desire to know everything. And even be everything.

    I like ancient things too! One time I saw a pocket watch being sold at a mall, and really thought it was lovely. I resisted the urge to buy it. But I found myself always thinking about it. So, yea, when I got back to the mall, I bought it. Ancient thing wins!

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      Sharon Moh

      December 22, 2010

      I like that…to know everything and be everything lol. Pocket watches are sooo cool. One time on holiday I passed this sort of vintage shop that sold lots of antique-y things and there were these really old but pretty brooches and I wanted one but didn’t get it. I sorely regretted it. So good that you went back to get it! :D

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