Memento

'You can't go back in time, but you can return to the scenes of love ... and of happiness. They become the tangible landscape of memory, the places that made you and in some way you too become them.'
Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

Stones and pebbles are an integral part of our landscape and we hardly notice their presence and often do not consider their capacity to stir an emotional response.

On travels I am drawn to take a pebble home - it is a conscious act of remembrance and signifying a need to capture treasured memories.

Keeping the memento safe and available elevates it from an insignificant item to a precious state.

In its new home - often a great distance from its original landscape - it acts as a signifier for memory ad recall.
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