Thursday, 29 August 2013

Materialism

This 2006 post ..... ( click on the date)
Perhaps should be read before last night's post
Hey ho

14 comments:

  1. John, I'd glue the plate back together and hang it on the wall with one of those spring-loaded plate hangers. It's not just a plate but a symbol evocative of emotion. I believe I have just defined art. The cracks --even missing pieces-- are part of its story, its power.

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  2. I read your 2006 post John - and it got me thinking. We all have things around our houses which belonged to folk we loved and have lost. What always strikes me is that when we are gone most of them will go into some house clearance sale and suddenly will be owned be someone who knows nothing at all of their history. Our wonderful memories die with us.

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  3. I notice that you had no comments for that post - how times change! I ought to tell you that your 19th century, hollow-stem Champagne glasses are quite valuable, if that makes any difference to your materialism.

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  4. Oh John....you can find something creative to do with your mum's plate and preserve her memory.... Look,at this site: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns
    You could even share with your siblings!

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  5. It's a funny thing. I'm so over stuff now. I've got plenty still, and some of it has strong attachments to people and places, gone before. But I feel tethered by it. I'd be quite happy if somehow I was relieved of it all.
    If, heaven forfend, the house did go up in flames, and we and the animals were safe, losing the rest would actually let me off the hook. I could stop curating other people's histories. And, indeed, my own.

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  7. Please read my post today, John.

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    1. I think Susie wants you to read her post today, John.

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  9. Maybe the plate means more to you than you thought it did. Maybe you should have it repaired. Maybe you should read Susie's post today.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. The memories symbolized by the plate mean more than the plate itself. See if you can fix it, but don't dwell on the material itself.

    My grandmother (who had 8 kids) told my mother (who has 5) not to get too attached to anything fragile if she had kids running around the house.

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  11. A really good China specialist will be able to put the plate back together again and you'd never know it had been broken - just like the item I was telling you about in the last post, it's as good as new and you can hardly see the join(s)!

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  12. John, We have a serving platter that was my mother-in-law's. I would be devastated if I broke it.
    You have a lot of wonderful suggestions here from a lot of friends who care about you and Chris.

    I hope you can find your way clear to choose one or more of the suggestions and keep your Mum's memories with you a little longer.
    *hugs* ♥

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