So you love art objets? rugs? books? collectibles? Why is my question. Many times when we purchase something of value it may have been on a trip or with a special love or it has a gift from someone who is no longer in the physical world.
We look at those things and a memory is stirred. Consider in some cases it may be a perfume or something in the kitchen. Knowing the story of how and or where it was made, who made it , who gave it to you ties that object to your soul in a sense.
For example I had a necklace i had purchased at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. It was made of Lapis and silver. I traveled with it from 1986. When I came to San Diego, it broke. A year or so later a friend who dealt in jewels and estate sales, Joe Fitzgerald, fixed it and that meant we restrung the Lapis with some rose quartz. I had the silver pieces separate. Then one day outside of Staples where I worked, I had a briefcase sort of bag that had all my important papers stolen. Imagine having letters of recommendation from various Dr.’s and such that I did research with in the 80’s stolen. Along with many of my original copies of id’s and passports etc as I was applying for jobs at the time. Little did they know there was also a bag of silver in the mix. Always wondered who would of thought to take all my papers..and the little bag of silver. Later I thought of the story of Judas and a bag of silver.. but doesn’t knowing the story make that necklace more worthwhile?