Friday, September 04, 2009

Treasure Blog: Old Post Card

Some treasures are priceless for obvious reasons: rare gems, coins, paintings. Others are priceless only to a few individuals because they have no inherent value other than the ability to invoke happy memories or nostalgia.

One such treasure is a post card purchased by a bargain hunter in UK; to the man's astonishment, one of the cards showed his own mother celebrating the end of WWII.

Here's the card:

The man's mother is the woman in the white blouse and dark skirt in the right of the picture.

Ever seen the movie Amelie? In that movie, the title character, played by Audrey Tautou, discovers an old tin box full of boys' toys hidden in her apartment. She tracks the boy (now grown, of course) down and secretly gives him his box back, watching his reaction from hiding. The man, overcome by childhood memories, begins to weep, and the event triggers a desire in him to reconcile with his daughter and her young son.

Treasure. Sometimes it's gold. Other times it's just a piece of cardboard.

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