- Apr 24, 2015
She's not exactly a possession. My best friend an soulmate and my lover. My wife. She's the one an only true thing in this world I care about. All of you guys are a bonus.
Nate, in all seriousness, I can't think of a single object that I prize, even in that way. I wouldn't say object like that have no meaning whatsoever, but not enough that I prize certain objects over others. I used to prize certain objects because of memories and the like, but either age (I might be younger than you, actually) or having children has totally changed my orientation to "things." I get what you're saying, but I don't think "there's something profoundly wrong." Profoundly different, I suppose. And I'm not suggesting there's anything wrong with prizing certain guitars, pipes, photos, even in a limited way. Again, I used to be that way -- my baseball bat, my old glove, certain books... I never really thought about any of this until you posted the question.Jack, While I suppose it's certainly possible for someone to not care about anything, it seems unlikely. It's not the things we love. Things are markers of time. They bring us back to a moment in history that was important to us. Forget actual, tangible value. What matters is the intrinsic value of an object, it's ability to transport, and relive moments. I'd say that if no object carries any meaning to you, there's something profoundly wrong. Nobody's saying they couldn't live without an object.
Gee peck, thought for sure it would a compromising photo of Harris or something like that!?!? 8OI have some earthly possessions that I am somewhat attached to (pipes and watches, mostly), but I still wouldn't lose any sleep if I lost them tomorrow. There is too much real stuff in life to worry about.