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Kelsey Z.

digging through the past

April 9, 2007 at 12:35 AM

I have started going through my room with the knowledge in mind that I'm most definitely moving out in a few short months. I know the time is going to fly so I'm going to try and devote a half hour or so to going through my things every other day. It's funny, some of the old "treasures" you can find going through things you haven't looked at in years. I found this hilarious article in a newspaper clipping in regards to a performance I did some time ago. "A very professional performance by Kelsey Zachary was the final gust artist and he played his violin in fine style." I had to laugh at the grammar and the apparent ignorance of my gender. I didn't think guys wore dangly, sparkly earrings, or black embroidered blouses or little fake flower hair ornaments. I also thought my voice wasn't particularly low pitched (I'm considered a soprano) and anatomically, I look quite different and (no offense guys) smell better than most guys. My only recollection of that whole event and what might have brought on the male connotation of my being is that there was a fair bit of alcohol being consumed.

I also found old school stuff from when I "tried" math 10 and English 10. I figured that since I passed math 12 and English AP 12 and English Lit 12 in the past year that I could recycle those old books of assignments that were left unwritten in beyond my name on the first page. Apparently the 40 page introductions must have disillusioned me. Or that's my excuse. Old pictures are also popping up, clothes I'd forgotten I had and wished I didn't remember that I had. When were those overall shorts/skorts thing the "in" thing anyways? Maybe this will be a character building experience, digging through my closet, a journey of self-discovery, discovering my past, my childhood, coughing in the dust. Sneezing. Does anyone have an old miners hat with a working light I could borrow for the next 3 months?

From Richard Hellinger
Posted on April 9, 2007 at 12:40 AM
"I didn't think guys wore dangly, sparkly earrings, or black embroidered blouses or little fake flower hair ornaments."

-Around here, you would be surprised!

From Emily Grossman
Posted on April 9, 2007 at 1:38 AM
You should be flattered that the memory of your performance outshadowed that of your gender!
From Pauline Lerner
Posted on April 9, 2007 at 5:47 AM
If you think going through one room is hard, imagine how awful it would be to go through an entire home. I hate to even think about all the old things that I don't need but still have.
From Emily Liz
Posted on April 9, 2007 at 4:54 PM
I'm doing the same thing. I definitely feel more aware of myself as a person after having sorted, mourned, and celebrated my past. It feels good. Here's to becoming an adult.
From Pieter Viljoen
Posted on April 12, 2007 at 3:22 AM
Hi Kelsey,

it seems like Violinist.com doesnt work with e-mail. Just so you don't think I'm not refusing to reply or anything.

If you still want to follow up, it's

pieter.viljoen@mail.mcgill.ca

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