When my wife was sixteen she played the lead role in her high school play, and someone gave her a bouquet of flowers. She kept one of the roses until it dried, and when the petals fell off, she put them in a box, which she has carried with her ever since. Now that the emotional connections to the play have faded, the object is important because it has been with her for so long.

Shaun McNiff in Earth Angels: Engaging the Sacred in Everyday Things by Shaun McNiff


To Practice This Thought:
Tell the story behind one object you have saved or inherited from the past.


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