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Quiet thoughts come floating down and settle softly to the ground…

w3Years continue to go by and others close to me have passed but none have affected me so deeply as losing my younger sister to cancer. I think of her often and I smile even as my heart breaks for the loss. My mother (now in her 70s) told me of a sale she went to with my sister a few years before she passed where my sister saw a painting and immediately loved it. She told my mom if she did not buy it, that she (my sister) would. My mom immediately bought it.

After my sister passed, the painting took on a greater meaning for my mother as it was a shared memory between mother and daughter and now my sister’s grandkids get to see it and enjoy it hanging in my mother’s home. I too enjoyed the painting, but it was the memory of them buying it together that I enjoyed so much more.

A few months after losing my sister, my wife of over 30 years found the exact same piece in a local sale and we quickly made the purchase. It hangs in my home and is a shared connection between my mother, my sister and myself.

Like golden autumn leaves around my feet…. I touch them and they burst apart with sweet memories.
You cannot put a price on these memories. I could have found these items on Ebay or craigslist, but they would not have the same feeling to them. Somehow these memories of family have made it from a complete strangers home straight to my heart and to the walls of my home so they can be enjoyed daily. Treasures come in many forms.

These memories were all made possible because someone had a sale and we went to the sale. We were not looking for the painting, but the memory made its way from some stranger’s house to my home where it will be enjoyed for many years to come as it will never be sold.