This is a look into the emotional attachment people have to seemingly insignificant ephemeral objects that might mean little or nothing to most people but are loved and treasured by the owner. This could be through its connection to a person or experience in their life they wish to remember physically as well as mentally. Contained in this book are personal stories behind simple objects showing how it’s often the small things in life that give us meaning and make us feel part of something bigger.
This book consists of 54 ephemeral items and the stories behind each one. I contacted 99 of my young adult friends for this publication. I also included a piece from myself at the end. A total of 79 people got back to me, 53 were kind enough to send me content and only 6 replied saying they didn’t have anything to contribute. The figures show that this publication is an important reflection of how young people (18-25) who are at the forefront of the digital age, still find so much sentimental value in physical communication and tangible memories.