I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the stuff I choose to own, and particularly about the things that are of particular importance to me. I’ve been trying to get rid of things I don’t need, want or use any longer, and in the process, I’ve found things that really do mean something to me.
I’m going to showcase these items on my blog occasionally because I think they’re pretty, they’re important, and they give you a little bit more insight into how I operate.
Without further adieu:
I know that this isn’t the world’s fanciest glass, but these mean the world to me. Growing up, I visited my grandparents in Arizona every summer. These visits were the highlight of my summer, because their house was so different than mine. They lived in the desert, and their house backed up to a huge desert area. I spent my mornings feeding the quail and watching all of the animals that gathered outdoors. Scorching hot afternoons swimming, visiting the library, and laying on the floor of their office, writing and dreaming as they worked on their home business. I learned to type on their old Apple computer and my grandparents fully supported my writing aspirations. My grandparents continue to be two of my favorite people on the planet—they are wise and interesting and have taught me so much.
One of the big treats I would have at their house was Black Cherry Vanilla frozen yogurt. I got a few tiny scoops, perfect for a little girl and they were always served in the glasses above. When my grandma was getting rid of these a few years ago, I snagged a few, because they’ll always remind me of those Arizona summers, when it was just me and my grandparents.