Objects with meaning – do you want to join in?


A few weeks ago I started running a series of posts about ‘objects with meaning’, by which I meant objects that have personal importance to us, so that they may make up part of our emotional story or landscape. You can read that original post here should you want to know more. You can also have a look at some of the objects here and here.

Anyway, I found that something pretty exciting had happened at the beginning of this week when writer Scar (of blog SCAR) took up the idea behind this post and wrote her own lovely post about her own poignant ‘objects of meaning’. You can read her post here. I was particularly taken with the tale of her Ukulele and of her Happy Wagon. No spoilers – if you want to know more you’ll need to head over there to get the full story. If you like books, or ever have occasion to roam London looking for good places to hang out or eat, her blog is also for you.

So I really like the idea that other bloggers may want to write about their own ‘objects of meaning’ and the stories behind them. I think ideas are best shared. If you would like to join in I would be happy to host guest posts here, or link to posts on other blogs to direct some traffic. I really like the idea that we could together develop a web or map of stories through interesting objects, nearly forgotton pieces of clothing and long cherished toys – it would be exciting to act as a hub for that.

Please grab my attention by posting in the comments below, or you can email me at rose@magpieatmidnight.co.uk if you would prefer that.

I also make art. You can things with my designs on at my shop here. Could even treat yourself if you wanted to. Just saying.

About The Magpie at Midnight

Artist, writer, film maker, social scientist and mental health reasearcher, maker of things...
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31 Responses to Objects with meaning – do you want to join in?

  1. scar says:

    Thanks for the mention! ❤ I hope other people join in 🙂

    Last night I had a dream that an object in my house started talking to me; it was upset because I hadn't included it in my 'Objects With Meaning' post! So I think I'll have to write another one soon, or I'll end up being visited by random household objects in my dreams… 😁😁😁

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  2. bluevelvetjacket says:

    I’m planning to join in – I think it’s a fantastic idea! I’ll be posting about it in the next few days

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  4. Laurie says:

    Love this idea! I will post something in the near future.

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  6. Laurie says:

    Thank you so much for the inspiration and the gracious offer! This is a fabulous creative idea and so generous of you. I did write a post about a special object. Here is the link https://meditationsinmotion.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/white-horse-luck-and-a-special-ring/
    Is it OK if I re-blog your post on my blog?

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  8. DevBasaa says:

    I haven’t decided what I want to post about, but I’d love to join in. It’s such a great idea. I’ll comment again when I do end up post. Thanks for the invite!

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