Burning The Envelope

The prompt for Wicked Wednesday this week is Envelope. I considered submitting a piece I was already working on, or writing another piece, but something else was calling me. An envelope tucked away in a drawer.


What does this envelope contain? Pictures of course. Polaroid pictures.
(Come on everyone.. you got to shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture, shake it like a Polaroid picture… heeeyyy… yaaaaaaa..)


I wasn’t sure which pics were in this envelope as there have been a few over the years. I was hoping this was the one I started after I moved into my first apartment. Every man who came in to that apartment was required to pose for a dick pic. Yeah, it’s true what they say, beware of the quiet girls.


This wasn’t the dick pics envelope. It was a pack from a play night during the early Dreaded Whistler days.


The good thing about unearthing these pics was realizing that they didn’t affect me anymore. It was time to let them go, dispose of them.


Up in flames


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11 thoughts on “Burning The Envelope

  1. Beautifully told with pictures; tells a nice story of escapism

  2. Interesting stories behind the photos.

  3. Powerful. It’s been a letting go day here, too – but seeing yours told so well, with images (of images) really brought it home.

    xx Dee

    • Thank you Dee. I’ve done a lot of “cleaning house” this past couple of weeks. I feel so much lighter and happier.

  4. There are pics that I would love to find and do the same thing with. But my ex probably has them.. grrrrr

  5. What a brilliant way of letting go.

    Your polaroid pictures have reminded me of the polaroids I have seen when I was about 10. They were not meant for my eyes 😉

    Rebel xox

    • Haha… I think that was really the only reason people had Polaroids, to take naughty pictures.

  6. Photographs can be very powerful reminders of the past, Sometimes they make us smile and others they might cause pain and sometimes, as in your case, they enable us to let go.


  7. Oh how cathartic.

    Rachel x

    • That it was. Much better than just pushing a delete button.

  8. Heh… I should have thought of burning old memories!! I just bagged them all and put them out out to curb. Your way is much more cathartic 🙂

    ~Kazi xxx

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