To my U.S. American friends, readers and lurkers Happy Thanksgiving. To everyone–Happy TMI Tuesday.
This week’s TMI Tuesday was derived from a book called Taking Things Seriously. Read on, you’ll get the drift.
Taking Things Seriously
“Step into any living room, office, studio or den of just about any engaged, imaginative, passionate person and you will find an item that, although it may not appear particularly valuable, is reverentially displayed as though it were a precious and irreplaceable artifact.”
For example: scraps of movie posters scavenged from the streets of NYC by ‘Low Life’ author Luc Sante. A WWI prison camp hunk of bread forced upon photographer Rosamond Purcell by an elderly neighbor…you get the idea.
1. Think about your environments–home, office, vehicle, what sort of inanimate objects hold special meaning and significance for you. List/name the objects, tell us why they hold a special place. Share some photos if you dare.
I have my Father’s wallet. He had it on him when he drowned. I have a cassette tape that was in his truck. He recorded me singing without me knowing about it. My brother found it in his tape deck. I have a giant topaz ring that he bought on a hunting trip in Colorado, and a knife. I also got a killer coat that he wore as a teenager. 16 has my Grandfather’s watch. It was the one he wore, had it on him when he died. I have one of his knives, perfect for killing zombies.
2. Are any of your treasured items worth a lot of money?
I’m sure some of them are. My Grandmother’s jewelry, lots of old coins and bills. I’ve got a ton of autographed football memorabilia.
3. Would you ever part with that item? If yes, under what circumstances.
I wouldn’t part with anything I have. I see no reason too.
4. What is the oddest or strangest item that you covet and proudly display?
Probably, my children’s teeth. I wouldn’t say that I proudly display them. I have kept some of them. It does freak out some relatives. I assure them that’s not the oddest thing they’d find in this house.