A box on the porch…within a family’s memory. “Would you make four memory bears from this clothing? He always wore them; they were his favorite. Keep the stains if you would for he was always painting something.”
Memories are what we cherish, what we hold on to when someone we love departs this earth. Their clothing becomes that which we hold to feel closer to them. Family after family share with me how they hold and hug and even talk to their memory bears.
There is within all of us the need to hold and hug a loved one’s clothing when they are no longer with us. The family doesn’t know it yet, but the memory bears they’ve asked me to create will become some of their greatest treasures.