This is the final week of Photography 101 and this month feels like it’s blown by so quickly.
Today’s theme is something that we treasure … big or small, a person or a thing, maybe an experience. I have many people and things I cherish because of the meaning or memories that I have attached to them.
My newest little treasure is a tiny watch that my mom wore throughout my childhood. The bracelet broke decades ago and the watch no longer works.
My mom didn’t have many pieces of jewellry. Unlike her second daughter, she didn’t like a lot of flash and sparkle. She considered it ostentatious. When she passed away 3 years ago at the age of 86, her three daughters sat down one day and divided up the few things in her jewellry box. I chose this delicate little anachronism – smaller than a Canadian 25 cent piece.
Since then, this old-fashioned time piece has sat on a shelf in my bedroom closet. I really didn’t know what to do with it … until 2 weeks ago when I suddenly had the idea to put it on a simple chain and wear it as a pendant.
I’ve worn it every day since then. I think my mom would have liked that.