When I took guitar lessons back in middle school, I had this amazing teacher named Brittany. She was this tall red headed woman who never wore makeup or straightened her hair, and looking back now, she reminds me a lot of Donna from That 70s Show. Anyway, even though I wasn’t the best or even all that interested in guitar, I loved this teacher so much that I kept asking my mom to get more lessons. One day when I came in for my lesson, she gave me this Buddha pendant on a leather string. She had gotten it from somewhere she had visited, and I don’t remember the story behind it, but I have kept it with me ever since then. I’ve started wearing it a lot recently, and for some reason it just makes me feel calm and together. It’s the little things, the little memories, the way that something makes you feel that matters; I hope to keep this little treasure forever.