I honestly don’t know what I’d got for (assuming everything alive had already cleared the danger zone). My laptop, maybe, since so many of my memories are on my hard drive. A painting someone gave me when I was 16. A few photographs. It’s a tougher question than I realised when I started writing this post.
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