24 Days, twenty-four items
Like everyone else, I had posters to decorate my walls since I was a teenager. Then, as I went through undergrad and graduate school, I obtained posters that said something about me in relations to my studies. Once I started traveling, I bought posters about places I visited. And once I started attending conferences, I started keeping posters from said conference.
Throughout the years, I’ve accumulated many posters, most of them have never been displayed at all. The image above shows a pile of more than 50 posters that were kept in poster tubes. A few of them are from my days as a community college student at Delta College in Stockton, CA. Some of those posters were there since graduating from Santa Clara University in the mid 90s. Others were put in tubes after finishing graduate school the first time (University of New Mexico, late 90s) and the second time (Arizona State University early 2007). Many more posters were stored after returning from many of my travels (1998-2010s), and finally, many posters were kept in tubes since attending conference were I was no longer just an attendee but a presenter: 2007-2014.
As I examined these many different posters, I smiled at the memory of “this and that” but honestly, the posters have no value (monetary or emotional). I looked at them and said, “Oh, yeah, I remember,” and that was it. Needless to say, I’m throwing all these posters away while trying to comprehend why I bought them in the first place.
I must confess I kept a few of them, not many, just six, and two of them are actually poster size family pictures. I have given myself one year to frame them and put them on display or off they go into the recycle bin, except for the family pictures, those must be framed soon. #carlosmanuelspeaksthetruth