The Bespectacled Mother

The keychain #CBF16

I came across Cherished Blogfest last year in 2015 where bloggers shared stories about one of their cherished object. Honestly speaking, I gave it a sincere thought then however I couldn’t come to think of any object which I valued more than anything. Having always considered objects easily dispensable and replaceable, nothing came close to my heart – no object, no photograph, no heir loom. Standalone memories, yes, lots of them but no object in particular.

The cherished blogfest makes a comeback this year once again putting my brain’s machinery to work. And, this time, I do have an object. This object is a key chain which has a figure painted in such a way that it looks like a girl dressed in traditional Japanese attire. This was a gift from my brother who got it for me from his Tokyo visit last year. He selected it carefully keeping my favourite colour in mind – various shades of red. I took an instant liking for it when he showed it to me. This key chain holds my house keys. I simply love it when it dangles down my finger.

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I happen to cherish it for one more reason. I have always lived in houses which either belonged to my parents or in-laws where they were the decision makers and I was just a family member. I never owned anything, never could change anything  For the first time, when I changed the old key chain of the house, I presently live in, with this new one, I discovered the feeling of independence of being able to make my choices with respect to how I want to lead my life and to own those choices.


Linking this post with Cherished Blogfest 2016

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28 thoughts on “The keychain #CBF16

  1. That’s such a cute one and I feel the joy you are talking about. Sometimes objects go beyond the utility they are set to serve and make a special place in our heart for themselves. Isn’t it?
    I participated in CBF last year too and was excited for the new edition. Looking forward to read more around. 🙂

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  2. That independence means so much, doesn’t it? The keychain is pretty but it means so much more.

    Thanks for participating!

    Damyanti, Co-host, CHerished Blogfest.

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  3. ajaybpai on said:

    So now you are the maalkin of a new house. Congratulations.

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  4. That’s a unique and lovely keychain. The independence it represents, even more so.

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  5. upasna1987 on said:

    It feels so good to own something- I know I sound materialistic but it gives us a sense of belonging.

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  6. I can imagine how special it must feel to hold the key to your very own house.

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  7. I came so close to writing about an item on my keychain, too. There is nothing like being able to live on your own.

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  8. Shilpa Garg on said:

    That’s a cute lil doll! It’s so beautiful that this small key chain means so much to you!

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  9. Dashy on said:

    Connecting it with your independence does make the keychain all the more special, let alone being a gift from your brother. I greatly cherish the keychains that are gifted to me. That keychain is really cute ! 😀

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  10. I love how your key chain reminds you not only of your brother, but also of your independence. It’s a great everyday reminder of the important things in life. I can see why you cherish it.

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  11. Aw, that’s so cute! It’s amazing how such a tiny object can have so much meaning. Thank you for giving us a second look and for sharing your story. Dan – cohost – #CBF16

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  12. A small and simple keychain, and yet its attachment to that much larger and pleasant feeling of independence makes it so important. Nice post!

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  13. I love the symbolism the keychain has for you. It’s also very cute. It’s cool your brother took such care in his selection.

    Susan Says

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  14. Isn’t it amazing how something so seemingly insignificant can be the catalyst to such a momentous realization in our minds. Besides, it is such a unique keychain. I love it. Tha ks so much for joining the blogfest with us this year! I’m Cheryl.

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  15. Key chain is pretty.

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  16. this is such a cute keyring… Loved the design and the color and also why you like it so much 😀

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  17. I love such objects to cherish that carries love, emotional warmth and memories, of course. It’s pretty cool key chain and how beautiful!

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  18. I absolutely adore keychains and collect them too! I have a bag full of them and some of them go back a long way. I admire how they mean so much to us and clearly, this one does to you. It’s an emotional moment 🙂

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  19. First of all, that is the cutest keychain i have seen in a long time. No exaggeration there! And, second of all, I can so understand when you say changing the keychain gave you a feeling of independence. That emotion is something you will cherish always!

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  20. Looking at the delightful keychain, in it’s shades of red, I wondered if there were tales of where the keychain had been, or will be going. It speaks to me of adventures!

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  21. That’s such a cute keychain! And the feeling of independence that comes along with it is priceless!

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  22. Such a cute keychain! I’m glad it represents such a priceless emotion.

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  23. How any item effects you emotionally is when it becomes a Cherished item.

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  24. That’s a very unique keychain and I like that is has given you a sense of independence. Thanks for sharing your object and story and participating in the blogfest.

    Mary J
    CBF Cohost

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  25. Love the keychain and all it symbolizes, Anamika. Thank you for sharing!

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  26. Oh, I collect keychains! They are mostly gifts from others but I like them anyway, especially if given to me sincerely by friends and family. Yours is totally cute! You\ve got a sweet bro. Wish I had a bro.

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  27. That’s a beautiful keychain…and I love that feeling of independence that you feel carrying the key with you. I make it a point to pick up a few keychains from each place I travel to, as keepsakes…love them!

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  28. I’ts always amazing how a simple object like that can bring back such good memories.

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