"You can't take it with you" and whatnot.
And yet, when my Christmas tree fell down last night, shattering all my childhood ornaments, I felt an undeniable need to make it right. Thank you EBAY.
Broken ornaments replaced and for one month a year I can pretend they are the same.
Stuff - to be boxed up and shoved in the back of my dusty closet, or to sit in plain sight, unneeded and unappreciated.
Just me and my stuff.