What are your five most important possessions?
By this I mean, if you were leaving earth, say to colonize another planet or something, and could only take five of the things you own with you, what would you take?
I am having a hard time answering this. Much harder than I thought it would be.
My laptop comes to mind. It contains a lot of my creations over the last ten years. But it’s getting long in the tooth, and in all honesty, it is probably the creations, not the laptop, that are the important part.
My bike is my favourite mode of transportation. I think I’d bring it along.
I’d bring my guitar. It’s actually not my guitar, it belongs to my mother. My father bought it for her for her sixteenth birthday. It is in fact somewhat strange that I am the only performing musician in my immediate family, but I am also the only person in my immediate family that doesn’t own his or her own guitar. My dad has one, my mom does, obviously. My sister has one I gave her a long time ago. Her husband has a couple. Sarah has a guitar I gave her for Christmas a few years ago. Regardless, I’d bring along my mother’s guitar, on which I have played more music than on any other instrument I own.
I used to own a boat. I loved that boat. I would have had it on this list, but I no longer own it.
So, I have three things, and the phantom of a fourth. I think that’s enough.