There are some things we should have gotten rid of long ago, as a way of throwing away the past. Keeping things from the past only brings back unwanted memories — that is, unless the memories in question are meant to be brought back, in which case the present is of absolutely no importance at all. But when those things — material, physical things — can be burned and reborn from the ashes as something bigger, brighter and much more beautiful, then why the hell not?
In any case, my rings from my last relationship would definitely agree. It’s strange how changing even so small an object can bring about such a feeling of liberation just because the memories and the pain associated with it suddenly seem so far away.