I like them and have liked them for as long as I can remember, going back 50 years. I had a bracelet with a lock and key that I loved and wore it all the time. I lost it the day my grandfather died when I was ten. I have sewed keys onto my clothing and hats when I was in high school, and I have added them to many art projects over the years.
I like that keys come with a history of their own. I have been given thousands of keys that people carried with them every day. I feel a connectedness to people I will never meet. I think the folks who do The Key Idea™ project feel this too. When riffling through the keys, I have heard so many people say, "this key feels really good."
In the past few years, I just decided to embrace my fondness for keys and the powerful metaphor that they can be. I found this resonates with others too.
Lenore Lyons is passionate about igniting the spark that happens when people think creatively and get big ideas. There is something about riffling through a large tray of keys that encourages people of all ages to think about possibilities for their life and their loved ones.