The box was inlaid with wood the colour of almonds. Inside, she kept her most precious belongings. Sand dollars and beach glass. Single droplet earing of jet prisms. Chandelier crystal. Blue hair ribbon and resin sunflower barrette. Each item in the inventory held special meaning; helped her remember happier times, lost lovers, passion, adventures. After many moves, the contents remained more whole than she. (c) Lorraine

SoCS (jusjojan): would/wood; #cyw: almond