What stories do objects hold? How can using our own objects help us access our own personal stories?
Below is a beautiful object story by Graziella Bonaguidi.
YOUR TURN! Choose your object and think about why you chose it. Ask yourself:
- What do I want to say about this object?
- What details will help my listeners understand my object or my story?
Six prompts to help you write an object story:
When and how did you first receive or encounter the object?
What was your first impression of it?
Who was there?
Did you know it was significant from the beginning?
How did your object gain meaning?
Has its meaning changed over time?
What does the object say about you?
What event or person taught you the importance of this object?
What is the best reward of owning your object?
If you had to give it to someone, who would that be and what would you say to them?
Before we take pictures, please describe your object.
What does it look like?
What does it feel like?
What does it smell like?