The Big Think

August 3, 2009

Saturn Sold

Filed under: Disclosure — jasony @ 11:04 pm

So yesterday Erin and I sold the Saturn that Erin’s father owned. It ended up going to a good family that really needed it, and the circumstances of the transaction made us feel that we were doing the right thing. The mom had been in an accident and had been given almost the exact amount that we were asking for the car as a gift. Everyone was very happy with the deal.

Still, it was sad to see the Saturn go since we both have such strong memories of Harmon driving it. In the end, it’s just an object. But we imbue our physical surroundings with impressions of ourselves. When there is a death, parting with these things can leave painful echoes for those left behind.

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