Mundane Monday: Marble

I am a pack rat of tiny things.

A plastic ring from a friend’s wedding, a tiny ceramic frog, dice, every bead that ever fell from a necklace, old buttons, a tiny alien… and a blue marble.

My marble is just one of many I had as a kid. It was not the biggest, nor the smallest. It wasn’t the one with the iridescent swirls or the one that looked like a globe. My marble is bright, light blue and shot through with tiny bubbles. If you hold my marble up to the light it looks as though the makers trapped a part of the sky, or perhaps a tropical sea, within it. Long ago, in high school, I put my marble in a yellow tin covered with sheep. I nestled it in a sea ofΒ paper clips, safe and hidden. As the yellow tin, the paper clips and my marble traveled with me over the years it was been joined by a pack of safety pins, a soda tab, part of a sea monster, a teeny dragonfly, a goggle clip and other tiny treasures.

IΒ amΒ a tiny pack rat.

Today I wanted to photograph my marble. My bright, blue, bubbly marble.

My marble was gone.

My children are not only tiny pack rats themselves, they are thieves.

A search of drawers, toy boxes and forgotten corners turned up six other marbles.

green marble

None of them were my marble.


My marble was going to be my contribution to this weeks Mundane Monday Challenge, but the green one will have to do.


32 comments on “Mundane Monday: Marble

  1. Vanessence says:

    It’s still pretty marblelous. πŸ™‚

  2. I started reading about your ‘blue’ marble – looked at the picture and thought I was going color blind. I’m, of course, devastated that your children stole your marble – but I’m relieved that the picture really is of a green marble.

  3. thinkbigmuch says:

    What? You lost your blue marble?!? Sadness.

  4. Natalie says:

    Considering you and I spend so much time talking books on Twitter I have clearly been missing out by not reading your posts regularly.

    My Marble really made me smile. I used to be a hoarder of inanimate objects, each with a meaning of its own to me, junk to everyone else. Now I am not a hoarder (small house, no space) but I do have a box of invitations -to weddings, baby announcements, party invitations, that sort of thing.

    Thanks for the share x

    • Jessie says:

      Well the space thing is I think why I’ve always horded the tiny things. It can’t be taking up too much space if it’s in the same container as the paper clips. At least that’s my rationalization… πŸ˜‰ Glad you stopped by here today!

  5. Sharon says:

    You aren’t alone!

  6. N. says:

    That is a beautiful picture Jessie! I can’t stop staring at it, it has a near hypnotic effect..

  7. macjam47 says:

    The green one is very pretty.

  8. graydaysandcoffee says:

    LOVE THIS. My daughters are thieves too. I don’t know until they send snapchats or I check their Facebook pages and see them wearing my shoes

  9. trablogger says:

    I love all those stories connected with your pictures. I am glad that this week you didnt have much confusion in, what to photograph. πŸ˜‰
    Very lovely click. Nice composition and colors.

  10. Lynne Ayers says:

    What a great shot and very fitting for the challenge. Well done. My favourite of last weeks postings.

  11. Lovely post. You had me smiling.

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