“What’s in here?” asked a friend about a wooden box with an Inuit design of a falcon painted on it. I didn’t know, but I felt that whatever I had in there, might be exactly what I needed to see at that moment. Everyday discoveries are part of the Treasure Hunt of my life.
The contents and the box:
- Inuit Art – Indigenous Art
- “dream” bookmark with “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!” Henry David Thoreau.
- postcard for La Chambra pottery – made by indigenous people in Colombia.
- a small dove thingy.
- a heart bookmark
- postcards from my (award-winning) artist-writer friend, Jeff Hagen
- “Call to Artists/Activists” postcard
- a collage card I titled, “Girl Power” from my nieces’ swim meet
- a photo of my son with friends at the Aldo Leopold Center in Wisconsin
- a photo of quadruplets, three of which I took sledding last winter and one that has Cerebral Palsey
- an invitation to a “Princess Party” for a 6 year old
- a thank you note from the organizer of a “Pamper in Pink” day where I dressed women in silk scarves and headwraps
- a note from my friend, encouraging me to “stay in spirit”
- a birthday card from a friend in Alabama
- a photo of me with a red bike when I was 3
- a photo of me with my son at his graduation
- a “compassion” card I picked at a Labyrinth in Denver, Colorado
- an email from my son, encouraging me to stick it out, this thing called life
- a message about hummingbirds, beauty, joy and grace
- the longest note from my mother on a card with an Indigo Bunting on it
- a package from the National Parks for the Mormon, Spanish, and other historic trails – sent on November 17, 2010
- a window sticker from Mystic Hot Springs in Monroe, Utah
- photos of silk bags I designed, painted, and embroidered years ago
- a Christmas card from my parents in 2010
Little treasures for me to play with and figure out what they mean to me and why I kept them. I try to live at the level of “down to a carload,” so for me to keep these things, there must have been a reason.