Shirley says she lives in the 1820s. Yes, she has electricity in her house and she drives a car but her heart and soul are in the 1800s. It's where she feels at home and comfortable. She relates. I can relate. I know what she means. Do you? Do you get it? Can some other time make you feel like that?
She showed us this box.
She found it at an antique flea market. Her husband put leather hinges on it and the brass key plate. Looking at it I knew it was incredible but I didn't know just how much so till she opened it up.
All of them.
Breathless. I was truly breathless. Still am. And I still can't describe it like it should be. It isn't even trying to describe the box that has me in knots. It's the feeling I can't describe. I guess you have to believe you can have a true affinity to another time and place and if you do, then you'd know what I mean.
If I could have tucked this under my coat and brought it home without her noticing, I shamelessly would have. Shirley, thank you for this.