Mythology of Things

Is an object what we care about or is it the mythology surrounding the object? 

I have things I really like, things I would be bummed if I lost.  My bikes are special to me, they are nothing more than a few bits of metal, plastic and rubber but they became more.  The memories surrounding them are the things I really care about, the objects remind me of these experiences I had.  They create a mythology about this object that takes it beyond just a bike and elevates it to something more.

The mythology of our lives is tied up in a scattered collection of things we keep, things we have lost, the memories we so desperately try to hang on to, the stories we tell of the past and our dreams of the future.  Maybe this is why people have such trouble letting go of objects.  These objects have through our experiences become a part of us, part of the story, the mythology, of us, me, you...

Posted on: Thursday, February 18th 2016 - 10:00 AM