Sentimentality is an Odd Thing

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Hi guys,

So I’ve been thinking lately about getting my flute fixed. It broke rather suddenly without warning last year in the middle of studying advanced higher music. Crap! Thankfully I was able to temporarily borrow one from the school and sit my exam without issue, but as this was borrowed, I had to give it back at the end of the year. Then it was summer, and I didn’t really do much of anything during the summer. Then I started Uni, and life got very interesting and very, very busy.

But as I’ve settled into life at RCS I’ve recently had a longing to get my flute fixed and play again.

The problem is, my flute isn’t really worth much anymore, and so the likelihood is it will cost more to have it serviced and repaired than my flute is actually worth to sell.

I say my flute, but it was in fact mum’s when she was at high school, and so you could say it’s a family heirloom. This is probably the reason I would rather get my flute fixed than just buy a new one.This, and the fact that I’m pretty sentimental about the old thing. It was my first flute, the instrument I learned to play on, the instrument I would use the entire way through high school. I don’t want to buy a new flute and discard mine. I want to fix mine and use again.

What about you guys? Do you have an object you’re sentimental about, something you’d hate to lose or have damaged?

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