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I Hope You Like This Present Even If I Look Ugly

Why spring cleaning is emotionally draining

Anna I. Smith
Jul 22, 2020 · 4 min read

Today I cleaned the study. Before being a study it belonged to my son. Which explains why it took so long. Memories are made to stop the world. If only for a little while.

Hidden behind the stacks of paper were some of my son’s poetry assignments. A few of his drawings were there as…