Thursday, February 9, 2012


A picture can be worth a thousand words and maybe a memory or two as well.

A pencil sharpener is not very beautiful nor is it ugly. So what is it about this that made you look or keeps you here? It is exactly the type of object that many of us have used. We can remember standing in front of this sharpening our pencils for a spelling test in grade school or to finish a sketch in art class. We can hear the sharpener grind the orange painted wood away. We can smell the shavings and lead. We can see ourselves emptying the canister into the metal waste can. It is just one simple object that quickly places us back in specific places and times.

If you were to choose one object that would reach into many people's memory banks, what would it be?

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