Photo of favorite thing

It is year 2021 and time is already slipping away… I received an email from Gardiner with a photo of a mug. It is actually in response to an email I wrote last year asking what her favorite thing around the house is.


“This is my favorite cup. Even though I have a lot of beautiful one-of-a-kind ceramics that I could use on a daily basis, I find myself using this cup most often. I bought it at a thrift store years ago for 25 cents…I think in California. Anyway the poppies remind me of California, and the design looks to be from an era that is probably reminiscent of my childhood. I like the little chip on the rim too. I’m sure it was mass produced at one time: part of a set of dishes in somebody’s kitchen in the 70’s. “


I totally get her sentiment. Things that stay with us become part of our life and start to live like a companion. Even if it was not at all our intention when we first picked it up at a thrift store for 25 cents many years ago somewhere in California… The mug is smiling at me sitting comfortably on the kitchen counter. I love it.


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