“Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody.” (Toni Morrison,
My daughters and I gathered some of our old treasured beloveds together in my bedroom for a photo shoot.
Both of my daughter’s childhood teddy bears and blankets as well as my own dear teddy. Also, a white shawl blanket that was mine when I was a newborn that I tenderly saved for both of my daughters when they were newborns.
“Something that is loved is never lost.” (Toni Morrison,
Our beloved things can and usually do include many things: objects, souvenirs, people, pets, places, occasions, accomplishments and memories. Each of these things holds space in our beloved file for their own unique qualities.
“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.” ― Toni Morrison,
And each of our beloved files is part of who we are. A special and unique part.
So most importantly, remember, above all else, “You are your best thing” ― Toni Morrison,
Beloved Post created by Amanda Ricks.
Photograph of ‘beloveds’ courtesy of Samantha Leigh Wilson.