Real or Stuffed

By October 15, 2009 No Comments

As a youth I was fascinated with the art of taxidermy.  A few days ago I was visiting a neighbor who was showing me two huge fish that he had caught which were now stuffed and mounted on his wall.  I found myself thinking, “Wow, those look real!”  The appearance of a live fish was what the taxidermist was going for, although it was mostly just stuffing.  Sometimes we call our material belongings “stuff”.  Real people have deep and meaningful relationships.  If we get too attached to possessions, perhaps we too have become “stuff”ed.

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.

– Doris Mortman