THE CHERISHED BLOG FEST
I discovered the Cherished Blog Fest via Dan Antion, at No Facilities.
So what is my cherished possession?
It is this very lovely camphor wood chest that dates back to my childhood in Hong Kong. My mum and dad brought back various items of oriental furniture from their time in the Far East. When my brother and I left home we were both given a beautiful chest to take away with us. I store all my favourite photos of my childhood, my life and my children in this precious chest, as well as wedding momentos, anniversary cards, and special birthday cards.)
It is totally deserving of the term cherished.
In fact this chest became quite a catalyst of inspiration.
Here’s a couple of paragraphs from my manuscript on the theme of precious items hidden in a chest:
Reaching inside her camphor wood chest she delved for her secret lucky dip of stashed bits and bobs that she kept away from the prying eyes of her parents. Inside the chest were crystal books, pretty little stones, trinkets, a tattoo henna kit, and her much loved drum-sticks. She placed her art set in amongst all her precious things and closed the chest tight.
An overwhelming feeling came over her that today would be a day that she would remember forever. It wasn’t just a dream! It had really happened, and the proof, the Red Jade Crystal, lay hidden in her precious chest of secrets.
© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.
How to join in the Cherished BlogFest
Rules as per the organisers:
Cherished is the word!
The Cherished Blogfest is about the most cherished object in your possession. I once came across an assertion that life is but memories. Without memories there is no life. Memories trigger our emotions and we interact by our emotions. The things that we love, that we cherish the most, that we hate and loathe, and fear—we treat them as such because of the memories attached to them, invested in them.
The Cherished blogfest is NOT just for the members of the BFF: Peter Nena, Damyanti Gosh, Dan Antion, Sharukh Bombat, Paul Ruddock, and Cheryl KP.
We would also love you to tell us about the objects that spark off your fondest memories.
Therefore, for the Cherished Blogfest, we invite you to talk to us about one of your cherished objects. Tell us what it is, post a picture of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.
Keep your posts to a maximum of 500 words, and join us on the 24th, 25th and 26th of July 2015 in sharing memories, emotions, information.
Above all, join us in making new connections and renewing old ones. Visit the blogs of the cohosts and follow them, even as you increase your own followers and readers.
Add your name and blog link in this Linky List, sign up for the Cherished Blogfest, and share your cherished memories on 24th, 25th and 26th of July 2015.
Place the badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media.
NB: The Badge is a courtesy of Cheryl KP and Daniel Antion, both of whom are truly extraordinary people, full of heart, passion, dedication, and love.
Hope you enjoyed my Cherished Blogfest. Do you have a particularly cherished possession that you’d like to share too?
Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx
This is beautiful! Not only does your chest come from a place of love, it keeps things you hold dear. Awesome!
Thank you! I had a lot of difficulty just choosing on object as so many mean so much to me so the chest just seemed like the perfect answer. So many wonderful memories all in one place, linking to my childhood in the Far East 🙂
What a nice object – I lived in East Asia too, and those memories never left me. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Stephen. Which part of East Asia did you live in? I see you live in Edinburgh now, my old home town. 🙂
I mainly lived in Hong Kong, Guagzhou and Osaka – 8 years all in all – and later in Seoul for a short while. What about you?
I was born in Singapore, have been back quite a few times, once more recently with my children. My mother is from Kuching in Malaysia so have been there too. Never been to Japan, China, or Korea. Other than that grew up in Edinburgh, lived there until I moved down to Cambridge.
I can see why you cherish the chest. It is beautiful, and holds lovely memories.
Have a great weekend!
Thank you! Yes, it is gorgeous. I don’t think my photograph does it justice. It is beautifully engraved.
Treasure chest. It’s so beautifully carved and truly priceless.
Thank you. Yes I couldn’t have said it better myself, a treasure chest. 🙂
Beautifully made, a gift from family and containing all your favourite papers. I can see why you chose this!
Yes, it seemed like the perfect “Cherished” item to choose, glad that you liked it. 🙂
I can’t imagine storing things we love in a cardboard box. Your chest honors the values it holds. Lovely written.
Thank you Angelika, appreciate your kind comment.
This is such a treasure chest.
Thanks for participating in the Cherished Blogfest– I’ve really enjoyed reading your post.
Thank you so much. I’ve enjoyed joining in. 🙂
Wow…beautiful box, lovely excerpt! I guess we both have cherished heirlooms with little treasures inside. You are indeed a kindred soul, and I wish you the best of luck. Thanks for coming to my blog through #Cherished, I am so glad I participated. I need to do more of these, really inspires creativity, and I’ve “met” so many great writer/bloggers!
Hi. Thank you for your comment. It was a lovely idea the #Cherished blog fest. I’m so pleased I joined in too, and discovered some great blogs.