The Burning House

I recently came across The Burning House and I was instantly sucked in. I clicked, read, and soaked in all the posts in one sitting. Anyone can submit their photo/illustration to depict exactly what they would take with them. The site explains,

“If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.”
The photo below (and the caption that went along with it) especially stuck out to me.
Sandra wrote:

“My house burned to the ground in 1977, lost everything.  I learned that material possessions are unimportant.  However, in a pinch I would take the hard drive and Horus and leave everything else.  Am about to get a safe deposit box to keep an extra hard drive in so I would just take Horus and come back and dig the tektite out of the ashes.  Word to all the folks with big piles of stuff:  You have way less time than you think.”

Makes you think, huh?

June 16, 2011