Shoes…

#301 What does your #shoerack say about you? Do your shoes represent different aspects of your #identity? Or different interests perhaps? Do they remind you of the places you’ve been? The walking or running that you’ve enjoyed? The painful blister you got? For me, my shoes are the #wallpaper for the last few years of my life…and carry within them so many memories. One of the most evocative photographs I have ever seen was of a huge room full of shoes. These shoes had once been owned and worn by Jewish people; they had been forced to relinquish all of their belongings on arrival at Auschwitz. The room of shoes belonging to people long passed away whose #stories may never be told communicates well the importance and value of things we often take for granted today.

Listed Buildings and Treasures

#238 The importance of #preservation. This and another identical entrance are part of a building which was known as the Derby Royal Infirmary. It seems a little odd to leave such a small part and yet these where the only elements which were #listed. How is it decided which buildings, or in this case parts of buildings, are important enough to preserve? Is it similar to how we choose which objects from our lives to treasure perhaps? Or memories? Or experiences? What would your listed objects/memories/experiences be? What would you discard?

Cherished Memories

#184 what do you #cherish? This identity bracelet represents some of the things I cherish, #faith #home #memories

It’s really easy to get caught up in the drudge of the every day, and forget to hold these things close and remember how #weareblessed …but we are! The greatest blessing for me is to cherish and to be cherished. How about you? (at Ripon College Cuddesdon)