Precious Platter

Precious Platter

One of our closest friends gave us this platter as a wedding gift. The colors and design remind us of her so much. She was an intelligent, warm, and gifted person, but she suffered from depression and eventually took her own life. We continue to use the platter on...
“Heirloom” Bottles

“Heirloom” Bottles

When my mom died, we cleaned out the house. She’d kept anything that could possibly be of use – jars full of twist ties, bags full of bags, plus things that had no use, like a few old lottery tickets my dad had bought. He never won anything. I kept two...
Companion Piece

Companion Piece

My grandmother had a row of figurines on the valance board in her living room. As a child, they felt like companions watching over me as I read, or drew, or daydreamed.  My grandmother had more precious objects in her dining room cabinet, but these were colourful and...
Mourning Suit

Mourning Suit

Our meeting was random – we were assigned a shared office at UBC – but we became close friends immediately. She gave me so many things during our seventeen years of friendship — the most important ones were of the heart and mind.    But she was also...
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