Friday, April 5, 2013

Things I'd Save in a Fire

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?


1 comment:

  1. this is such a touching post. your Grandma had great earrings! nice to wear the treasures of the past generations...it is a comfort.
    i vases full of Lake Michigan rocks that are slowly making their way into jewelry.

    i think it would be jewelry and beads and music i would want to save, but wouldn't have the time. so realistically, i would save my teddy bear. we have been together my whole life.

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