It got me thinking after yesterdays post, about what I classify as essential in my life. What couldn’t I do without (this is not a lecture on life’s essentials). So I went round the house looking at things and thinking would I really want them and this is what I came up with as what I would want to take with me. Not really essential items as such, just things I would want to have. Or, as another way of looking at it, what I would not want to get rid of.
Thinking about it I should also have added tea, kettle, toaster and my walking sandals.
So! Not as much as I expected. There may be a few more bits, but if it came down to it, these are the things I would not want to be parted from.
Quilt – I love quilts, they are snuggly and warm and comforting.
Flute – a bit strange as I don’t play it that much at the moment, but I really like it, I love playing and would not want to part from it unless I absolutely had to.
Mouth organ – can’t play it properly yet, but it used to be Tasha’s, I really, really, like it and so does J.
Drawing pad, notebooks, pens, pencils etc – Always have a notebook.
Diary- love diaries, also need one!
Music, in particular worship (and 90’s music) – it has just occurred to me I would need something to play it on. So stereo is on the list too.
River Cottage family cookbook – I have had this for years. It is brilliant. I have many cookbooks and this is the only one I would not want to be parted from. Used it a lot when Tasha and I lived here.
Toothbrush and paste – doesn’t brushing your teeth make you feel better? it does me..
and bible – can’t forget my bible. I like this one, it is my ESV (English standard version) one and it is battered and lined and has notes in it and is highlighted and drawn in. Brilliant.
oh, and the laptop, I hummed and hawed about this one, but then decided I would want it. Mainly for writing this.
There were two more items, which are ornaments. I’m not much of an ornament type of girl really, but I love these. One was a wedding present, the other I got years ago when Tasha and I lived here together, to me it showed me how important she was/is to me. I think it is beautiful and to me it is of a mother and daughter dancing together. They are holding onto each other and not letting go. Now I also see it as how I see God and myself, me as the little girl and God as the parent. Beautiful.
Excuse the dust…
(Just a quick note to say Chris’s list would be totally different)