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May’s assignment was Prized Possessions. There are so many things that I could include in this list… Pets and photos, of course, go without saying. I chose to keep my choices fashion-related so they are relevant to my blog and to narrow down my choices a bit. At the same time, fashion really isn’t the first thing I would worry about if my house was on fire and I could only save whatever I could carry, but I do have a few jewelry pieces that I treasure beyond just what they are as material possessions.
The first and most important is this brooch. It’s my only true vintage jewelry piece, and it belonged to Mr. Kitty’s mother. His parents were quite a bit older, and sadly had both passed away before I met him, so I never had a chance to know them. I’ve seen his treasured photos from when his mother was a young woman in the 1940s and I’ve always admired how classy she was. I was so deeply honored when he was going through a box of her accessories, came across this brooch and asked me if I would like to have it. I’ve worn it several times on my blog, and it was my good luck charm in Interview #2 for my new job.
The next item that I would do just about anything to save in a fire has virtually no monetary value. It’s just a silver ring from one of those “random mass-produced inexpensive silver ring stores.” The value in this ring, as I mentioned in my Monthly Theme for February (which happened to be Rings), is that it was the very first thing that Mr. Kitty ever bought me, other than food and wine.
Last but not least, I truly treasure this Alchemy Gothic locket Mr. Kitty got for me last Christmas. Not only is it one of the most stunningly beautiful things I own, as well as a gift from my soulmate, but it contains photos of my most treasured non-material possessions:
|Prometheus and Perseus!|
Sure, I’d save the cats before this locket if there was a fire, but this thing has traveled close to my heart any time I’ve had to leave them for more than I day ever since I got the locket, so I’ve grown very attached to it. It is a symbol of comfort to me whenever I can’t be with them. I find when I am wearing it, even if one of them is currently laying in my lap, I like to open it and look at those tiny photos and remember how much joy those images bring me in the absence of their actual presence.
What material possessions would you be sure to save if everything you owned was about to go up in flames? What makes those things most important to you?
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