Question of the Day

Suggested via private message by Shaker GoldFishy: "What memento reminds you of somebody you love(d)?"

Sometimes people who have visited our home have commented on the lack of photographs on the walls. You won't find a photo of Iain and me hanging anywhere (except in our bedroom). But our walls and shelves are full of art—prints, paintings, drawings, framed postcards, sculptures, and other items. Because one of the ways that I've made our house feel like our home is by decorating it with things given to us by people we love.

Anywhere and everywhere you look, in every room, is something that reminds me of someone I love. Things that Iain and I have given each other. A painting Deeks did for me. A print GoldFishy gave to me. A figurine and trays that Paul the Spud gave to me. A second-hand loveseat we inherited from my friend Miller. An antique canister from Eastsidekate and Westsidebecca. A framed photo from my friend Cam. A magnet from Catvoncat. An Uncle Sam bank that was my grandparents'. The list is long.

My home is full of mementos that remind me of people I love—and who love me. I couldn't imagine it any other way. ♥

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