We just moved and that, in my mind, requires the taking of a great deal of emotional inventory. Below is a photo story of real stuff from real places that I hold onto as part of my real history. Simple souvenirs that resonate and project the idea of home enough to merit their material worth – enough so that I’ll continue to carry them around, for the time being. -Obi.

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crab hats from Ocean Beach,
San Francisco, California

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Bees wax whale vertebra candle
from Other Wild
Hollywood, California

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chunk of Palo Santo wood incense,
as yet unburned,
Oaxaca, Mexico

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Cire Trudon from Mohawk General Store, Los Angeles, California

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19th century hose nozzle,
Murphy’s, New Mexico

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Ceramic Sculpture by Seth Wright

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Brass Buffalo
Reno, Nevada

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Found shell
Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Found antlers
Bend, Oregon

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Gold chicken feet
Marie Laveau’s Voodoo shop
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Sweetgrass braid
wildharvested
Juniperridge.com

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Found quartz
Rim Rock Canyon, California

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Juniper castles
found wood
Nevada City, California

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Buffalo jaw with eagle feathers and musk rat skull
Rapid City, South Dakota