Me & Peppermint P
Despite my love of the Arizona desert, this arid land is not my native home. I’m a Pennsylvania transplant of 15 years, now far away from the blustery winter days that encouraged my southwestern retreat (I don’t miss having to crawl over the backseat to the driver’s seat – in a dress suit and heels – because the back door is the only one not frozen shut).
I’m excited today to share with you a small piece of my Pennsylvania past as part of The Echoes of Objects project dreamed up by my talented writer friend, Kim Samsin.
The Echoes of Objects Collection – with the tagline “What we saved and why it matters” – aims to explore the ways in which we invest objects with meaning … especially those of us who have moved far away from our birthplaces. As Kim says in her rationale about the Echoes project, “Mementos of home survive not because of any financial value (though they may be priceless on the open market) but because of our emotional attachments to them, the stories and people that blast back into our minds the minute we see them again.”
I hope you’ll stop by to read my short post, “A Peanut for Your Thoughts,” about an unassuming piece of plastic that has ‘stuck around’ from childhood to adulthood. (If you wish to comment, it’s easiest to come back here — or, on the post, to hover at the right of the article and look for the “+” sign or one of the numbered boxes, which will allow you to log in via Twitter to comment).