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An open palm holding a small arrowhead

My object for #TellMetheStory 27th March 2020

Sally Shaw

#Tellmethestory Arts Council Collection

Here’s a picture of a tiny hand carved arrowhead I found in the middle of the Sahara desert which I drove across from Morocco to Senegal when I was 23. 

It’s important to me because it reminds me every day (it lives in my purse):
1. Human beings have been being creative for thousands of years (it’s approx 4,000 years old).
2. Where I found it was desert but was once a village. We need to fix the planet. 
3. If I can drive across the Sahara, I can do anything I set my mind to. Fear and uncertainty are things to be faced down and karate chopped into submission.