As individuals we hold onto mementos that serve to remind us of specific experiences and moments in life. The passing of time shifts the importance of this ephemera and we let them go. Some of us shed traits that served a particular age, and some of us are able to let go of mental and emotional anxieties and traumas that have eased with time. We believe that these decisions will make us stronger, healthier. They may be released, but then they are replaced again and again over time.

We must remember that even though we shed and replace, everything remains part of our individual tapestries—defining where we came from, who we were, who we are today, and who we can become.