A categorical move

It’s strange, she thought, how the categories on the boxes packed while moving house only ever appear there. They should be used in other situations as well, as moods or metaphors or shorthands. “DVDs and glitter containers” – now that’s a very specific kind of situation. “Garden decorations and kitchen utensils” – it makes sense if you were there. “Cat toys and roleplaying gear” – the things that make up a life. “Bones and cutlery” – how could it be otherwise?

And then, there were the old boxes. Those packed during a previous move, which have yet to be opened. Surely, that’s a metaphor for something

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