Wednesday, 7 March 2007


"She put her dreams in mothballs."

What things do we put in mothballs?

Last night, on a show that featured a lady who has created a very English-country home in Seletar, an old blouse was taken out from a chest. The lady said that it was something she doesn't wear anymore but loves too much to throw away. I imagine mothballs in that chest.

Will she ever wear it again? Maybe she takes it out once in a while just to savour the memories clinging to the fabric. That distinct smell of mothballs builds its way into the history of that blouse.

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