And then suddenly she finds herself re-reading multiple emails and looking at old photos. This raw material is available to her to be re-interpreted again and again. It’s the digital equivalent of the shoe box of memorabilia people sometimes keep in a dusty corner of their attic. The content oscillates between humorous and logistical, profound and mundane.
Below are all the emails of Allison's ex-boyfriends that are trapped inside her inbox. Each color represents a different boyfriend. Rummaging through your email archive is a bit like opening Pandora's box — it starts an innocuous search driven by curiosity and has the potential of ending in emotional doom and gloom. ↴