The things we keep

The things we keep…

There are places of history
We maintain
Beyond their usefulness
Because we want to hold onto the past

There are places of the past
We let go
To lie fallow and go to ground
Because we no longer need them

There are places of despair
We tear down
To build anew upon the rubble
Because we want to forget we built them

I do the same with memories
For all the same reasons

U Drop Inn Cafe
Route 66
Shamrock, Texas

Taken during travels, 1997

This is a response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Careful.

We are careful in our maintenance of what we wish to keep. And even more careful to discard what we no longer need, or destroy what we never wanted.