Weekly photo challenge: relic


Maintaining One’s Relics

Chess, a game usually seen played between father and son. At the heart of this activity, however, is the relationship that stems from the two. Yet, over time this bond may either grow or wither; for the most part the latter. Accumulating dust over the years, not only have the chess board and pieces become a Relic, but also the memories and sense of youth that came with them. I myself have fallen victim to this act, storing away much more than marble figurines, including past regrets, recollections, and possible remedies to ongoing tensions. And for what; to simply give the response I’m too busy? In this day and age, with everything moving by so quickly, there is no time for such a mindset. Though, the thing about Relics is that, while it can be a remembrance of the past, it also refers to something from an earlier period, but that has survived into the present; and therefore, can be polished again, only this time it will be maintained and developed further. If you do find yourself in one of these pictures and would like to have it taken down for personal reasons, please comment and I’ll be happy to do so.

4 responses to “Weekly photo challenge: relic

  1. Chess is the most intelligent game I have ever seen. I understand the feeling of losing something so close to our memories. Maybe it is our customs, our habits or just some parts of our cultures are missing in the change of technologies 🙂

  2. What a great photo for this week’s challenge. Excellent interpretation. I remember my dad trying to persuade me to learn chess when I was much younger, and I would grudgingly spend a few hours sitting with him moving the chess pieces ever so slowly. But these days…no more chess. I don’t even know what became of our marbled chess set. But playing chess will always be etched in my mind 🙂

  3. It’s never too late to rekindle the relationship with the marble… Or to maybe introduce some new people to the game. It’s only a relic if you let it become one 😉

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