Grandmother - Albert Anker

What’s your position on owning and using things that used to belong to your ancestors (grandparents or older)? Like or loathe? Something you love or that you couldn’t wait to get rid of?


6 thoughts on “Inheritance

  1. I am very ambivalent about old stuff. I like to admire it, if it has some intrinsic beauty or value, but feel very trapped by having responsibility for preserving that value for others – i.e. having to keep and look after it. I guess I’ve grown up needing to be free to get up and go, and these things weigh me down. But I also get nervous about damaging things and reducing their perceived value. Your question brings up surprising emotions!

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