This post is in response to the prompt Object Lesson.
As my other posts prove, I’m still pretty young compared to most that blog on these sites. At this age most people have something insane they do or wear that makes them stand out. I don’t have anything that insane.
As the title says, the things that my friends notice about me, at least in terms of objects that identify me, would have to be the wristbands and necklaces I wear every day. As always with tiny things like this, there’s a story behind why I wear them.
When I was around 11-12 years old, I was given both the wristband that I would first wear for around 5 years ( I just threw it away last week ) and the necklace I won’t get rid of if I can avoid it.
Refer to my old post Prized Possessions to hear about where I got the heart-shaped necklace I still wear.
The other necklaces that I wear were given to me by my mother and my father. The shark tooth I wear was given to me by my father when we were at the zoo a few years ago. I wear it mainly because I like it, but also because I like having something from most people I care about to remember.
My other necklace was given to me at an amusement park last summer when I was there with my partner, my mother, and my step-father.
For me, these objects are more than things I wear every day. They give me something from those that, at one point or now, meant something to me.
One of them taught me a lesson I won’t forget.
Two of them give me something to remember my parents by.