Do objects that we keep around us reveal our personalities, and should I be weaving these small details into my stories? (Like Nero Wolfe and his orchids. And what did these delicate flowers say about the character without any other descriptives? )
Here’s an inventory of my paperweights:
2 – railroad spikes (painted black)
1 – heavy rasp (antique, belonged to grandfather)
1 – tiny cast iron skillet
1 – giant nail
1 – deep sea sinker
Yes, I do have a lot of piles, and, no, I did not buy any of these objects. I found them and recycled them, with the exception of the rasp.
Do these things, or the manner in which they were acquired, reveal my personality? Do they hint at my attitude toward functionality over aesthetics????
What kind of paperweights do you have???? Are there other objects around you that reveal something about the person to an outsider without any words being spoken????