In this world where we abide by the rules of “you are what you have”, trying to pick out only one favourite possession may become a difficult task.
If we started thinking about what we possess, the list of things we couldn’t live without would be endless. We are so used to having them that sometimes we do not even appreciate them, we do not remember how we got them, if it was easy for us to have them or if we could do better without them.
This reminds me of the song “Ka-ching” by Shania Twain (do you remember it? We listened to it a long time ago when dealing with the topic of “money”.) The lyrics referred to the fact that “all we ever want is more, a lot more than we had before” and only by possessing we’ll be happy “with lots of money and things”.
Well, if you had to make your choice for your favourite possession, what would it be? A car? A mobile phone? A laptop? Your credit card? A family photo? …
Needless to say, I value all the possessions mentioned before but there is something I especially like and enjoy having: an original and exclusive penholder.
|Do you like it?|
Maybe now you are wondering why a penholder, being a really simple object. The reason is also simple because it was given to me by the most important person in my life. Let me describe it!
The first thing you notice about it is that it is hand-made. The main materials are re-used –this was a good idea, don’t you think? We need to re-use materials apart from recycling them. It is made of different colourful old 3 ¼ disks stuck in cardboard. It is quite big and solid, which is good because I can keep a lot of pens and pencils there so I always know where everything is. I’ve had it for three years and it is on my office desk so that I can see it and use it every day.
I absolutely love it because it just reminds me of how simple objects can make people, in this case me, very happy and proud of having such a penholder.
|It's 9 by 9 cm.|
What about your favourite possession? What is it? Why is it special? Where did you get it? How long have you had it? What does it look like? What size is it and what is it made of? What do you do with it? How often do you use it? Where do you keep it?
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