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    Stockman mannequin

    14 years
    Oslo, Norway
    His dream was to be a fashion designer. He had just finished university in New York Cit...
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    A packet of gastritis tablets – CONTROLOC

    1 year
    Vinkovci, Croatia
    As a child of 13 I was diagnosed with gastritis. For those unfamiliar with the term, it...
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    Watch

    December 2002
    Menznau, Switzerland
    In 2002, when I was still young and innocent, I spent November and December in Vancouve...
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    Espresso machine

    Too long, last 20 years of the past century
    Paris, France
    For a long time he loved the coffee I made for him using the espresso machine he gave m...
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    Dreadlocks

    1998 - 2004
    Oslo, Norway
    These are my dreads. Morbid, I know. But notice the braided ends. I didn't do that. Mus...
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    Stupid Frisbee

    2 years and 2 months
    Belgrade – Zagreb
    Description: a stupid Frisbee, bought in a thrift store, was my ex-boyfriend’s brillian...
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    Sign made of license plates

    1/2011-1/2016
    Red Bank, NJ, USA
    We met in graduate school and were quickly engaged. Shortly after we were married I wen...
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    Action man

    14 years
    Basel, Switzerland
    My godmother was really godly to me. I felt understood and she was generous beyond all ...
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    Black dildo

    1987 – 2007
    Bloomington, Indiana, USA
    Around the time of my twenty-seventh birthday my boyfriend gave me this. Perhaps becaus...
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    Key ring

    A year and five months
    Kaohsiung, Taipei
    At one time we used it to lock the doors of the life we shared, and now I see the dama...
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    Number 2

    Summer 2007
    Manila, Philippines
    He had another woman. He couldn’t make me his number 1; I couldn’t stand being his numb...
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    Sailor’s cap

    2 years
    Brühl, Germany
    For 46 years I have kept this memory of my Spanish friend. As a student of the engineer...
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    Our puppets

    More than 10 years
    Santoña (Cantabria), Spain
    These puppets were handmade by my ex-girlfriend, who gave them to me for my birthday. T...
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    A stiletto shoe

    1966, six weeks, and 1998, a few hours
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    It was 1959, I was ten, T. was eleven. We were very much in love. When I told my mother...
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    A picture book

    3 and a half years
    Tokyo, Japan
    I had never received any letters until I was 19 years old. I was so fragile that I avo...
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    A Galileo thermometer

    Fiery 6 months + heart-breaking 4 months = 10 months
    Taichung, Taiwan
    A teenage crush on campus. Now I am writing it all down in remembrance of the pure love...

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