This is an interesting idea I wonder if I could do it as an antidote for my sadness with my estranged son. His birthday, which is also the day of his child’s birthday, is coming up in a few days and will mark 4 plus years since I have seen him. Each time I have made efforts to contact him have been rejected then I have never seen my grandchild

I have since moved away from the home we lived in together and I don’t often come across mementos that remind me of him not physical items, but he enters my thoughts everyday in some form or another and I try to imagine what it would be like to see him again. I don’t know if that will ever happen or what would be involved on an emotional level. His rejection of me was so sudden and painful and I don’t understand it still and I don’t see an end to it It’s possible I don’t have the emotional energy to gather mementos as the brain space the sadness takes up is so large already and unresolv’d

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