Silent Heroes: Unveiling the Narratives of Everyday Items

Macey Malone
ILLUMINATION
Published in
5 min readMay 17, 2024

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In the bustling chaos of daily life, there exist heroes who silently observe, absorb, and support us through our emotional journeys. From the humble pillow to the steadfast walls that we find around us, these everyday items silently witness our joys and sorrows, our triumphs and tribulations. They hold within them the untold stories of our emotional journey, often masked with the complexities of the human experience. They may lack voices of their own, but if we listen closely, we can hear the whispers of comfort and support that we don’t often think about.

Growing up, I have concealed behind a smile, a neutral voice, and pens to hold that exploding emotional state. But even among all this, the idea of inanimate objects having the ability to support us might be a comforting thought. If our everyday possessions could express themselves, what stories would they share? Let’s see:

Pillows and Blankets:

As the silent witnesses of cries from countless nights, pillows and blankets would soak our tears in the fabric, deepest secrets muffled in the depth of the night, and buried dreams that didn’t come true. These objects would speak of the peace and warmth they provide to us in the most unspoken ways.

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Macey Malone
ILLUMINATION

Traveler. Thinker. Writer — Seeking knowledge in the world of writing