Sunday, July 14, 2013

making room

I got this old TV in 1994 at a liquidation sale when a Wal-mart came to town and put Vals, a local variety store, out of business. I almost had enough allowance saved up to buy it myself, so my parents  chipped in the rest and got it for me.

Man, I felt cool playing the Sega Genesis on my very own TV in my very own bedroom. That is, with a little help from an RCA adapter...

Believe it or not, I still have this little TV. Rather, I should say, I still had it until yesterday.

I didn't realize how attached I was to it until we made the decision to throw it away. Something just seemed wrong about tossing it out. After all, we had shared so much history together!

Kimberly and I were recently gifted with a big, brand new, beautiful television for our living room, which triggered a ripple of small changes throughout the entire house as things were being moved around and swapped out. The smaller flatscreen TV originally in the living room needed to be moved to the bedroom where this old dinosaur lived. So it met the curb, perhaps to live the rest of its existence with another family, or maybe to find it's end at the dumpster.

It wasn't broken.
It just wasn't best.

The truth is, although this childhood relic was still operable, it was obsolete and taking space that could've been occupied by something new and better.

Making room. Its not always easy to do, but I have a feeling I'm going to be doing a lot of it soon. Sometimes, we just have to do what we need to do to make room for whats best.

1 comment:

Josh said...

I still have an old TV I used to use. It just sits around and doesn't get any use. I think the screen got dimmer the older it got.