#FEBBL Day 6: Prized Possession
Prized or Treasured Possession. Must be an item which you really do own.
This is a bit of a strange question for me to answer actually. I’ve talked in the past about how I live in a bubble of the present, neither looking backwards or forwards very much. I’m also very unsentimental. I don’t have much in the way of mementoes, keepsakes, photographs or ornaments. I actually have comparatively few possessions of any kind, let alone treasured ones. I could bundle up my entire life into the back of an estate car and if push came to shove I could lose even more of what I do have without heartache.
People may think that my gadgets are my prized possessions, my iPhone, iPad, my MacBook. And I suppose they are, but they’re more like favourite toys. They get changed regularly (far more regularly than I can realistically afford). Gadgets are my hobby, they are what I do, and no particular embodiment of them is my favourite one. I love my iPhone 5s but when the iPhone 6 comes out the 5s will be summarily disposed of. I’m only attached to them because of the comparative difficulty I have in being able to afford them; were I more wealthy they would be swapped out at even more regular intervals.
I guess the answer to all this is that I don’t have a treasured possession. It sounds a bit forlorn but it’s really not; I just don’t get emotionally attached to objects.