They'd had a lot of freedom back then. When James started building his collection. They would go anywhere and everywhere at the drop of a hat. Before kids. Before responsibility.
Holding onto everything meant he still had a link to those days, a hope he could return. He knew it was useless really and his never go back rule was in place for a reason.
Now his collection had gone and with it the ties of the past, he had mixed feelings.
If it was found, would he keep it? Or sell it and do something with the funds? Was the past best left where it was? Or was there some nugget of gold that he could use to build something new? Or resurrect the old? Would they even find it all?