Most of us have at least one thing in our homes that we've essentially pledged to keep until it literally distentegrates. That's usually because we associate it with some of our most treasured memories and those memories are often from childhood.
In my case, it's a Bart Simpson shirt that's so thin and worn that it's basically impossible to wear, but it's still in my possession nonetheless.
Of course, that can only be true for so long. Eventually, this shirt will meet its end because everything does.
Although time's march is gradual and subtle, these pics do a lot to illustrate that it's also unstoppable.