NOT that I want a fire to happen!
|I found this beat up Goddess in an antique store many many years ago. For me, she is the perfect symbol of an Earth Goddess. A little on the skinny side, but accurately showing the challenges of protecting the planet she holds in her arms.|
I am not a "stuff" person. If I'm not using something on a regular basis, I figure I must not need it. The exceptions = beads, books, and art supplies, of course. But I do have a few treasures that I've carried forward throughout the years. The things I would want to save in an emergency, because they have a special meaning and/or memories attached.
|Grandma K's earrings.|
I remember being absolutely fascinated by the dangles on these round clip-on gold earrings. Grandma always wore them to church. When I got bored staring at the stained glass windows, I watched Grandma's earlobes. I don't even wear these treasures, since I'd be heartbroken to lose one.
|More Grandma K treasures: diamonds and red amethyst|
I do wear Grandma K's diamond earrings regularly. On the first day of every semester that I teach, in fact. Grandma was a Sunday school teacher, one of her proudest achievements. I wear the earrings in honor of our shared history as educators (though we teach very very different subjects.)
I've also never met a rock shop I didn't love. :) Obviously. This bowl contains some of my favorite keepsakes: a piece of slate from a trip to Germany, a tiger eye Goddess that was a gift from my husband, smoky quartz, hematite, rhodochrosite, and florite rounds. There's beach stones from Lake Michigan and beach glass and a shark's tooth from the Florida Gulf Coast in here, too. And dust. Lots and lots of dust.
I am willing to leave the dust behind.
What treasures do you have that you couldn't bear to part with?