The things I carry is not as meaningful as the things that I keep safe. Physically I carry a phone and it means something for me because it’s direct contact with my friends and family with the push of a button. Not only that, but I am able to see the pictures and videos of loved ones that passed away or are so far away that I can’t see them. My phone is the quickest way for anyone to reach me at any time and it is very meaningful for me to talk to the people I love. Something that I have, but I don’t carry is a gold chain that my mother gave me. When it comes to objects, it is the most meaningful of all. The reason why it is so meaningful for me is because the backstory that went goes with it. My mom is very important to me and she raised me
On my left hand is a worn down brown leather watch with a grey face and a silver dial. With miscellaneous clock hands that somehow still tick. And what is usually in my left jean pocket, is my black leather wallet, who has seen better years, but still maintains the ability to hold my 1st grade school I.D. (as well as my current one) to my expired Starbucks gift cards, my apartment gate key. And I like to leave some room for the drivers permit papers that I still haven't gotten around to... In addition to the necessities that I use daily. I have kept a little toy police car that fits into that palm of my hand, that my grandfather had given to me. Unlike most things I loose, such as, pencils and pens, a single stance
Another thing that I cannot leave is my grandmother’s jewelry. This is jewelry that she gave to me when I was very little and that I still have till this day. The importance with this jewelry is that it’s from my grandma, who is the only grandma out of four that I know. It is also definitely important because she is the only grandparent that I have ever known. It would be a very upsetting thing to loose the only thing that connects me to the only grandparent that I have met and love. Another thing is the stuffed animals that have been passed down to me from my older sister. The thing about these stuffed animals that make them different from any other stuffed animals is that they are from my sister who I don’t really see anymore. My sister has Down Syndrome and it is not an easy thing to see her, so these stuffed animals are the closest things that I have. I would be like loosing her if I were to loose these stuffed animals. The last things that would fit into a box if it were the size of a senior locker would be my golf clubs. Those are my prized possession because I have spent many years with these clubs and golf is one of my favorite things to
There are only a few possessions that I tote around that are of extra significance in my life. Though certain items you might find in my wallet and backpack, the others you will find on my body. As you read the story, “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, each soldier not only carried physical items while in Vietnam, but they also carried psychological burdens as well.” (O’Brien, 108-119). We all carry things psychologically even if we don’t realize it. In my wallet you would find two family photos, one from Christmas 2013 of my oldest son grasping my hand and my ex-husband’s hand. The other is a current family photo. You will also find four charms engraved with the words sister, courage, faith, and love. The final item I carry with myself physically are my tattoos. Presently, I only have two, both of which denote significant periods in my life. I will continue to add more when I can.
My wallet has a picture of my family which, again allows me to be redirected in high spirits during the rigors of war. Furthermore, all my credit cards and personal information is stored in my wallet. I like debit cards and credit cards more because all the security protection that comes with a debit/credit card. My wedding ring never leaves my finger this piece of jewelry is most precious and sacred once I became a husband on the 7th November 2013.
People hold on to pieces of jewelry, furniture, and other symbolic collectables that is passed through generations. These things can remind a person of a loved one that is seen as being priceless.
How do you decide what is important and not? Being successful at this tasks might come down to how often the item is used and will you have the extra space for it? There is not surprise, that for some people this decision making process is the most difficult. Consider donating some of your belongings to those in need, it might make parting ways a bit easier. Some donation centers even offer pick up services. Be sure to contact the location to see if they pick up items you have
Physically I don’t really carry a lot of things. The three things I honestly can’t live without are my headphones, my phone, and my promise ring. I always have my phone on me since I talk to a lot of my friends, and they rely on me for a lot. I always have my headphones on me so I can listen to music so I can shut the world out around me whenever I get stressed out. It’s nice to get lost in
While I do hold onto some items longer than I should, I am no hoarder and I do not wish to become one. Getting rid of all unnecessary belongings will significantly improve my organization skills as well as my family’s overall quality of life. If we were to adopt the simplistic style of living we would have less stress and overstimulation in our home. I’m excited to begin simplifying my home, to provide space to simply experience our lives together and hear God more
What is a childhood memento that most people keep? Among the many toys or gifts, security blankets are one of the most common objects that are stored when people grow out of them. The one thing that was given to me when I was young still holds dear to me: my baby blanket. My blanket has been with me throughout my whole life. Although it seems like an ordinary object, it came from an important figure in my life, and having it with me constantly caused me to almost lose it, but luckily I was able to find it, and I still have it to this day.
This quote from the movie supports my reasoning for her unnecessary collection of useless things. As the movie goes on you can see her huge collection of useless gadgets and other random things. She clearly has no intent in getting rid of any of it. In a few years she collects a huge amount of junk and stores it where nobody else can find it. In the book Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, the difference between just collecting and hoarding is that, "When people collect things, they typically want to display them to other people.... Hoarders want to keep things hidden because of the shame they have (Frost).”
How many “things” do you carry with you every day? Everybody carries things that symbolize who they are or where they are from. Those things may be heavy, light, or even things that you cannot see. In the short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, he introduces a lot of symbolism in every object mentioned, many of them you can see, some you can’t see. In this short story, the narrator tells of the burdens carried by each soldier and the meanings of these things to the men. The things they carried described in detail the soldier’s emotional issues in their lives
Tim O'Brien's novel, "The Things They Carried" is based upon a platoon of soldiers in Vietnam, in which as the title hint's at, focuses on the items and more emotional parts of being a soldier. These items range from the essentials of being a solider, ranging from food, water, shovels etc. To the more personal and individualistic items, with examples ranging from the more common, love letters, holding a bible and pictures of loved ones, or to the more "unique" (or odd) items chosen, such as pantyhose, a thumb and even moccasins. Whether or not these items appear weird or generic to us is irrelevant, behind those items is a deep sentimental meaning to that item to that soldier or person, which is exactly what we will be looking into for "The
My second precious possession is my Nanny’s (grandmother) wedding ring. I would take her wedding ring with me because it is the only thing I have from her since she passed away two years ago. My nanny was one of the best people I knew and I miss her everyday, I wish there was a way to be able to see her again but there isn’t and that is really hard on me. Wearing this ring would remind me of her strength, faith, and humbleness that she portrayed during her battle with cancer, and it would be a constant reminder that no matter what happens to me I can get through it. This possession would be one of the hardest things for me to leave