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Write about a treasured possession that you own and describe why it is meaningful to you. In the palm of my hands lays my most treasured possession; a gold chain. Its heavy weight is easily

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Treasured Possession Coursework Write about a treasured possession that you own and describe why it is meaningful to you. In the palm of my hands lays my most treasured possession; a gold chain. Its heavy weight is easily distinguished, pressing softly at the skin of my palm. It glistens infrequently as the daylight looms past ridges in the chain. Its subtle yet attentive charm is hidden but is unfolded through the feel and look of the gold chain. As fingers are brushed against the silky ridges, a rich and solid texture is revealed. As eyes glance across the chain, a sumptuous and luxurious appearance is given. Lastly, the interwoven segments of gold demonstrate strength equal to the thickest of ropes. The chain was given to me by my grandmother just days before she passed away due to lung cancer.

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She loved being different to most other people. She did not believe in wearing a watch and never did. She took life as it comes and was always cool and calm. I think that she loved this to be some sort of rebel and to enjoy life this way. The chain also reminds me of the very fond memories that I had with my grandmother. A particular memory that I shall never forget is when my family and my grandparents were on holiday in Thailand. We were all staying in a hotel next to the sea and my grandmother asked whether we could take a speedboat, just for the fun of it. At first, we all thought that she was joking and we thought no more of it.

Conclusion

Perhaps this is because it has similarities to my grandmother. The chain has a unique charm to it; just as my grandmother has. It is also very strong and this definitely reminds me of my grandmother's strong, determined, and unique character. So, the chain acts as a visual representation of my grandmother; for whom I love and miss. I do not wear the chain because it just does not feel right and I want to keep it safe, so I keep it close to me, in my drawer. Although it is not with me all the time, I still look at it frequently, mostly when I feel let down and scared. It is very important to me as I feel as though it represents a part of my grandmother. It is extremely special to me as it carries many memories throughout the years. I think I will eventually pass it on to my children and fulfil the family tradition.

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