Someone who noticed how I like boxes thought I would appreciate it
I did. It was not a big box, being shorter than a penguin paperback, but deeper. If you look closely you’ll see that it’s made from good quality materials; that the surface has a linen-like texture and the edges are beveled. I liked the solid design and the simplicity of the logo, though I didn’t know who Jo Malone was, or what they sold.
What made it really special was that it was offered filled with mementos. It told the story of a writing weekend, but here was a different view of where we’d been and what had happened.
For nearly a year this box has been on the edge of my desk. Sometimes I open it, but mostly I remember what is inside.
I haven’t put this with my other boxes, because this one does something different. It doesn’t just transport me back to another time and place, it also paints a portrait of the person who selected the contents.