It can be taken away at any moment. Ask the people in Joplin, Missouri. Sure, some of them have “insurance” which will pay to replace some of their stuff. But they can’t get the “first” things back.
Like a comfortable chair a mother may have sat in when she nursed all three of her children. A favorite pair of slippers. An album of old photographs. A tin trophy a child earned for winning the school picnic egg toss. Grandmother’s wedding dress. All vanished with one mighty wind.
But, nonetheless, we like our belongings. I am the first in line. I like to get stuff, and take care of it. Use it. I was born under the sign of Taurus. We are all about stuff.
But the realest part of our existence here on earth…. is in finding the blessings that the “living” give us. Our partners, and children, parents and siblings, friends and fur-children…..plants and animals…. and earth herself.
Today, I think I’ll pick up the phone and tell someone I love them. Or let someone know how special they are to me. Hug my dog. Do a good deed.
Because… when it all comes down to it……..I think……. that’s the kind of stuff our hearts should be made of.