Three Treasures

I am a temporary, treasure repository.

At the end of the day my pockets are filled with treasure, the front of the car has extras handed up from the back and the kitchen counter has a collection of interesting things.

Some days, I get pretty rocks and precious toys.

Other days, I get small handfuls of vomit and bits of garbage.

These are the three best treasures I was given today.

An egg. chicken egg

Jane collected the eggs today and I caught her rolling the warm smoothness of them across her cheeks. Then she handed them to me with them same enthusiasm she does every morning that she gets to pluck them from their nests.

The molted shell of a cicada.molted cicada shell

Ivy and Clara found this in their favorite climbing tree. As they hauled me out of the house to see and take custody of it, they were so giddy with excitement you never would have guessed they had found one in a similar spot the day before.

And a small duck feather.duck feather

Another find of Jane’s, she had me hold it in my pocket and randomly requested it back throughout the day.

She looked at that feather with wonder and excitement every time I gave it back to her.

It was good day to hold the treasures.

 

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5 comments on “Three Treasures

  1. What a beautiful post! I find that I take the treasures for granted most days…it’s so easy to pass those small trinkets by. Thanks for reminding me that those objects are memories too.

  2. rarasaur says:

    How fabulous! I love all these tiny treasures. I am a treasure hoarder… similar, I think, but less orderly. 😉

  3. dianeschuller.com says:

    Oh treasures indeed. Warms my heart to read this.

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