Today I came across one of the most fascinating things I have ever encountered in my 19 years surfing the internet. Everyone at some point or another has been faced with the question, "What would you save if your house were burning?" While many of us ponder this question, we are faced with a conflict that is often not easily (or possibly ever) resolved. When absolutely forced to make a definitive decision however,a certain truth I think is revealed. The answer not only enlightens us as to what might hold the most monetary, sentimental, or practical value..but also into a less obvious realm of dream and possibility. The items chosen that might not fit neatly into one of the three most obvious categories, but the things that we hold onto that remind us of the life we could be living... for better, or for worse. The Burning House is a blog that photographically archives what people have decided would be worth saving--for value, as you will see, is not a universal language.
Beyond Dane & Ranger, I can't say for certain which things in my house I truly would consider irreplaceable...that would take some thought. In the meantime, I'll keep away from the matches.
image: Hannah Queen via The Burning House