He’d spent years collecting these things and never used any of them. Today he was going to make use of them in the best way possible.
Dwight gathered several of the clothes on the shelves and placed them in a bag for the shelter downtown. Among them, the sweatshirt from his birthday, never worn.
The excess of his family was embarrassing. This was a sort of rebellion; they’d either praise him for a newfound generosity or chide him for being reckless. Yet, this wasn’t reckless.
He grabbed the old clock. Mr. Brewer next door would love tinkering with it.
P.S.- When I pondered the many objects here, my mind went to Chris McCandless, subject of the movie and non-fiction book, Into the Wild
It is a true story of his longing to give up a privileged life of excess and of his travels from California to the Alaskan wilderness, living off of nature along the way. There is no happy ending, as he went to such extremes. The book seemed to really dive into his psyche and speculate on why he went to such extremes. We may never know, but this book really made me think. It’s quite interesting that this photo prompt was offered around Black Friday!
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