Going through my last ten percent, I began thinking about what kind of things are important to people and why. On my desk is a small dragon, a piece of petrified wood, probably from China. He was in my parents’ home when I was growing up and he seemed ancient even then. He has always represented protection to me. As long as this dragon is around, he’ll keep everyone safe. Magical thinking? Of course, but they’ll have to pry him from my cold, dead fingers to get him away.
What do you have that you feel that way about? Photos, I would guess. When I give decluttering workshops and ask people what they’d save in case of fire, photographs are always at the top of the list. It’s that’s a given. But I’d like to know what else you feel that way about, and why. It’s an interesting thing to think about, and you might surprise yourself.
Rather than send it to the Comments Section, just send me an email at email@example.com. On Wednesday I’ll post a list of the people’s most treasured items on the blog.