Money, money, money!

Amusingly, there are currently no Canadian or American dollars in my wallet, and those are the only currencies that you can spend at every store in Canada (although these days most will take American only at face value due to its weakness). I don't really know why it makes me happy — maybe it's a “virtual travel” thing, or maybe it's fantasies of being a supersecret-agent — but my wallet contains quite a few different currencies right now, all with specific memories attached:


There are a lot of places I've been where I regret not having brought back currency (Namibia and South Africa, Argentina, the UK, the Carribbean). I think maybe I'm like a Bladerunner replicant or something — because of my poor memory and thus the illusion of an artificially limited lifespan (because I have only a few years of memories, rather than a lifetime's), I may subconsciously cling to the symbols of memory, to the icons that jar and generate them?

One Comment

  1. randy wrote:

    i would lke to know what currency is the one that is on the bottom right hand side, second one in. i found one of those bills and dont know what it is. looking forward to hearing from you

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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