The contents of our pockets can reveal the matters of our heart. When we're young, we carry our important treasures with us--special pebbles, a piece of beach glass, a shell, a piece of pottery or something that belonged to a loved one--any object can become imbued with powerful meaning to us and because we felt and believed in that power, we carried these treasures with us.
Brian has retained that quality of belief. It still happens regularly when I am picking-up his clothes, putting them away, that a cascade of trinkets and objects issuing from his pants pockets go flying across the room. He designed the first baby figurine for me from that place; the belief in the power of meaning and intention. I carried that beautiful silver baby with me for the balance of my pregnancy and used it In labor. It is a deeply treasured object that I will one day pass to our daughter as an heirloom marking the day my life transformed from me to we.
Blogger and designer Erin Loechner discusses the topic of objects and the meaning imbued into them through our experiences in her post titled The Story of Design.