Object with personal value
how does this object define you?
is this item an heirloom, or will it become an heirloom?
what is an object that you covet? want? plan to obtain?
how old is the object? will it outlive you?
does this object provide insight to your past?
instrument or heirloom?
is the object active
selective narrative, curatorship
specific nature/precise history=value
rhetorical act of persuasion when describing the object
past exists in 3 ways: objects, physical landscape, narratives