Inspired by the deeper meaning attached to treasured possessions, jewelry designer and portrait photographer Monica Rich Kosann set out to chronicle the stories of such cherished belongings. Spending time with more than sixty-five intriguing personalities, celebrities, and thought leaders resulted in A Possession Obsession: What We Cherish and Why, a stunning photographic collection that transcends materialism and explores the secrets and stories behind beloved personal items.
This reoccurring column is an ongoing passion of Monica's to continue to chronicle people with what they cherish. Each month, a new person will be featured as a glimpse into A Possession Obsession.
How did you come to own your possession?
This Buddha head was in my mother's house when I was growing up. She had inherited it from her great aunt. My attachment to this Buddha is not really spiritual, although she is definitely part of my spirit. I suppose she is actually a "he," but I always thought of her as a feminine goddess.
How do you live with your heirloom?
The head is in our living room at home. It sits in the bay window overlooking our front yard.
Fill in the blank: Whenever I look at _________ I can't help but smile.
My Children. They just make me laugh.
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