Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Burning House

I heard the site owner of the-burning-house.com interviewed today on NPR's Here and Now today. His site poses the simple question "If you had to escape your burning house, what would you take?". It all started at a dinnertime conversation about how our choices reveal a lot about what really matters to us.

I'm an almost addictive collector (and have been from my earliest memories) and I think that most of you are, too, dear readers. We all love our vintage Fiesta, Pyrex, bakelite, fabric, china and any other of literally thousands of things. We take pictures of them, blog about them and comment on each others' finds. We all love stuff.

In the end, though, it's all just STUFF! I was glad, as I made my own 'burning house' list, to find that there wasn't a mixing bowl or sifter on it.

My list is simple:
Turner, the dog
Leo, the cat
my Bible
old family pictures

It makes you think, doesn't it? What's on your 'burning house' list?


Gina said...

Interesting discussion...I remember as a little girl thinking about fire escape as I lay awake at night surrounded by my stuff animals. I made plans as to how I would throw them and the family cat (who slept with me) out the window and I actually had a priority list (cat was #1)!

Now, I only think of my two sons and the pets. I have important documents, a few photos and a "in-case-I-die-in-a-fiery-crash" letter to my sons and husband in a little fire-proof safe.

Yes, only stuff...!

Zootsuitmama said...

Ziggy Baby and Angel my three hound dogs, and then whatever stuff that pertains to my kids or grandkids, then whatever retro vintage goodies I could grab! You're right! It is just stuff...but we do love it (he he).

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