PRICELESS POSSESSIONS 2
There are some things we own which we cannot afford to lose by any means. These
objects we tend to hold on to so dearly have a significance in our lives. They may serve to
remind us of someone, a place or gives us a memory of an incident. The objects might have
been given to us by people who mean a lot in our lives. For me I cannot sell my music records; I
have never sold a music record, and I will never sell a music record at any price offered.
The music records are of more worth to me than money. At times, my friends, come to
my house and challenge me, “Would you sell me the 78 Rangers record for 40,000 dollars?” My
answer is always an unequivocal no. These records were passed down to me by my grandfather.
Now he is long gone. The music in the records is a nostalgic reminder of the good old days I
spent with my grandpa. Also, I have an intense attraction to listening to the good old music that
played in the 70s. Today it is hard to find such music.
It feels good to own a collection of old music –jazz, opera, classical, gospel and dance. I
feel that I own a treasure that many young people would like to have in their rooms. Recently I
played the ‘Big Leg Blues’ record as I came home from work. I experienced the skilful digital
rendering of the actual 70s. The record ended and left me clutching my notebook to my chest. I
could not find a professional-sounding word to describe how I felt. The feeling was awesome.
People think I have a problem owning such old stuff. Some often suggest that I donate
such ‘old stuff’ to the National Archives. I do not believe I will ever follow their advice. I call it
art. I feel okay owning them. The sentimental value of the records is of more worth to me than
their monetary value. I feel happy and a complete gentleman owning them.