You Can’t Take It With You

 

Is my old crockpot in here?

Is my old crockpot in here?

The transiency of life cannot be better expressed than when one visits a secondhand store or garage sale. Items that may have been vitally important to the current owner now lay scattered amongst other bric a brac of a life’s journey, some more curious than others. The nondescript Bundt cake pan, once used for many a family party, now sits next to a knitted potholder, a long-ago gift from an ancient relative now long past. Both have outlived their usefulness to the seller and await new hands to breathe life into them once more. Baby buggies that once carted little ones to the park in days gone by now hold slightly ragged, overly loved stuffed animals; their purposes outgrown and their appeal long gone.

Such is life. When we finally leave this Earth, it is starkly true; you can’t take it with you. We return to dust without all the stuff that up to now has defined us and we meet our maker (or whatever destination) with only our essence intact.

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Published in: on 2009/04/30 at 3:23 pm  Comments (4)  
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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. I remember this story. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Whoops! I meant about the thrift store kitty! But this one is great too. Thanks!

  3. Very well written. I could not have said it better myself.

  4. I can’t take it with me but I like it while it’s here LOL


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