Like it not, we are consumed by our cardboard boxes-as children and adults. Moving through life, physically and emotionally, we rely on boxes to move valuables and store memories. Are we to be summed up by the contents of a cardboard box? "Brave, funny and heart-breaking," box. unabashedly demands ransoming our lives from the boxes (tucked away under the bed or back of the closet) so we can find a rationale for life protected by cardboard.