Monday, June 18, 2012

Getting to Know You: Your Most Prized Possession

Everyone has something they treasure, their most prized possession. What's yours?  Tell us about it.

13 comments:

Marenya said...

I have my father's dagger with his initials carved into the handle. Not his Ranger's knife but one he carried when he was young, before his Becoming ceremony.

And a pair of gloves Faldur gave me for my birthday. The same kind the Rangers wear, only he had them made smaller for me. It's probably silly, but I won't go out without them in cold weather.

Ginger said...

I'm not really into material things.

Except for the teapots, of course. Goodness, they're all my prized possessions! I have a Meissen one I only use for display, and a lovely Royal Albert with roses and gold trim, truly a classic. The Brown Bettys aren't as pretty but they make absolutely fabulous tea and come in lots of colors besides brown. I found this cheap one with violets painted on it, some no-name brand, but it pours beautifully and I found a whole set of dishes to use in the tea room that match it. I have Russian teapots, Polish teapots, several Beleek Irish teapots but are so breakable I rarely use them except for very special customers.

Um, yeah. My teapot collection.

Chris said...

Yeah. Well. I've got my parents' marriage bracelets. The guards gave them to me. After.

I don't know if my brother knows I have them.

I'll probably never get married, so I figured. You know. I'd just keep them.

Anonymous said...

MORTIMER:
My treasures are all in my head. Images. My favourites are when I caught sight of my parent when I hadn't expected to see her.

On a starcruiser all possessions that don't serve a set function are non-regulation. We keep light on stuff. Even my old uniforms are recycled into base elements for reconstruction.

One time, I kept a biscuit my P didn't finish when she visited. If it had been found in a hygiene sweep I'd have earned massive demerits. Do you know what happens if a virus generates and spreads through the ship in deep space?

My most prized possessions are all in my head - my memories... and, if you can keep a secret, I've got illegal images on my P on my i-drive. I fished them from the deck cameras. Next time you hear from me I'll probably have been thrown off the cruiser.

Ginger said...

You aren't allowed to see your parent? That sounds very difficult, Mortimer. I can only imagine what would happen if a virus swept through a space cruiser.

Kind of like when people go on regular cruises here on earth and get sick. Legionnaire's disease and such. One reason I don't hanker to take a cruise.

Micah said...

I would have to say my most prized possession is my harp. I use it for my job regularly and is my preferred way to communicate.

Aidan said...

My bow.

Olivia Harper said...

From what I know of you, Aidan, that makes a lot of sense.

And, Ginger, I can certainly understand your love of teapots. Although I myself am a huge tea drinker, I can't say that my teakettle is particularly prize-worthy.

It might sound rather boring, but my most prized possessions are my photographs - especially those of people I can no longer see.

Devi Marconi said...

I treasure my photographs, too, but if I had to list my utterly prized possessions, it would likely be a tie between my guitar, the painting that my daughter Olivia made long ago, and the engraved compass that Marybeth and Nicholas Littleton gave me during my first visit to Ruby Hollow - the one whose words, "May you always find your way home," helped me do just that.

Olivia Harper said...

You still have that painting? Even after all these years?

That means a lot to me, Mom. More than I can say.

Sabah said...

My prized possession is life and death. I have the power to live,I have the power to die.

Olivia Harper said...

That's interesting, Sabah, but I have to ask... doesn't every living being have the power to live and the power to die? Or are you saying you're immortal?

Willy said...

Aye the one thing that I love thee most is me kilt. It's thee first thing I grab in the mornin and the las thing I take off in the nigh'. Aye.