I will admit I’m a hoarder. I’m one of those people who collects a lot of stuff, saves a lot of stuff and then wonders why the hell I do it. Usually I buy things out of sentimental value, other times because I think I need them, and of course, some times because I want them.
So when it comes to thinking about my ‘prized possession’, it’s a tough choice.
Is it the gadgets like the laptop, iPad, or phone?
Is it the telly or the music stereo?
Is it the clothes, the shoes, the few pieces of jewellery?
Is it the furniture — the sofas, the coffee table, the desks?
Is it my car, something I need to get around on a daily basis?
Is it the books that adorn my bookshelves? And the ones I continue to buy?
Interestingly, as much as I need or use or want these, I still figure they can be replaced.
My one prized possession though would have to be my apartment in Sydney. Sure, it sounds materialistic but I still love my two-bedroom unit in a beautiful red-brick building. It’s the first home I bought myself. The one I worked hard to save up for and then, even harder to keep paying off. While I still haven’t paid it all off, and sadly, no longer live in it, I miss it immensely. I find that I cannot grow to love my current home as much because somehow, the unit reminded me of my childhood days.
It had warmth the minute I viewed it. It embraced me when I was lonely, kept me safe in its cocoon. The double brick walls kept me cool in the hot summers and warm in the cold winters. It was the first home for my cats. The first home for me as an adult.
I miss it. And yes, I consider it my prized possession.
Some day, I know I’ll go back.
What about you?
What’s your prized possession?
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Prompts for this week:
1. Your most prized possession and why
2. Top three favourite bands/musicians
3. The reason behind your blog and its name
4. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon. Use this quote in your post or as an inspiration for one.
5. Picture Prompt (courtesy: Everyday Gyaan)
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