In case you missed it, we have an ongoing Instagram project with KPCC called Public Square. Each month we make a new assignment, and this month, we want to see some of your favorite things. Tell us what they are in the caption and tag the photo #PSMyFavoriteThings. You've got until the end of December.
Here's one to kick us off — from @xxvism on Instagram:
1. A leather pouch that holds a lock of my father's hair. He passed away two years ago. If my house was burning and I could only grab one thing, this is it.
2. An old can of Krylon spray paint. It reminds me of the countless days I spent with my best friends painting and skateboarding. The glory days!
3. A copy of the zine "Every Everything" which my brother Nick and I made for a recent show. It's a compilation of not only our creative collaborations, but also a glimpse into an unbreakable bond and friendship.
4. A railroad tie. To me this symbolizes adventure, freedom, and possibilities. It also reminds me of some beautiful lines written by Robert Frost; "I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain — and back in rain. I have out-walked the furthest city light."
And another from Beth Nakamura, who manages The Oregonian's Instagram feed: