Monday, July 10, 2017
Relics have a connection to the past. In religion, relics have a connection to a spiritual leader. Saints were frequently broken up into parts, with a fragment ending up here and there. A connection to something or someone distant by time, or geography.
We all have relics in our lives. I have the bronze elephant paperweight that my Grandmother Godfrey had on her desk, that came from her mother's desk before her. I have two tools on my desk at work, a beekeepers hive tool - symbolic of the work my parents did, and a micrometer from J's father's tool box. Both of our fathers worked in precision machining, both used micrometers. J's father died before I came into his life, yet I feel a connection to him - through the tool he used in his daily life.
What relics are in your life?