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Of all my worldly possessions, the books got packed up first, 42 boxes of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and cricket tomes, the first preparatory steps for my last big house move planned in this life. DVDs came next, 20 years’ worth of birthdays, Christmases and Miami mornings spent scavenging the Wal-Mart $5 bin, almost a thousand films filling five of the moving company’s big plastic, stackable boxes, from Two Days in Paris through the Criterion Collection edition of Fritz Lang’s M down to Zulu.
But it was the music that mattered most, if measured by what was left for last and, closing the lid of the first of five boxes, I glanced at the jewel boxes, pulled from the shelf in armful batches, and stacked on top of one another, so I need only unpack in reverse to preserve the alphabetical-by-artist order it would otherwise take a full afternoon to restore.
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