I own a small watercolor painting by the 18th-century Danish artist J.P. Møller, which I inherited from my father. I don’t think he would have given it to me when he was alive, as he really loved it as well. I think he probably got it from his parents because it was always hanging in my childhood home. It could even be something that his parents got from my great-grandfather. It’s a landscape painting, and it’s eerily similar to the view from my father’s house in the south of France, where we spent a lot of time together, so it feels very familiar, and it has special significance for me. The painting is now hanging in my bedroom, which is where I have the pieces that I love the most. It’s the last thing I would get rid of if I had to sell everything I own, and I This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 49 My Favorite Thing Heidi Gustafson on holding the hand of a faraway friend. Arts & Culture Issue 47 My Favorite Thing Tattooist Dr. Woo on the necklace that money can’t buy. Arts & Culture Issue 46 My Favorite Thing Charles de Vilmorin on the possibilities of a sewing machine. Arts & Culture Issue 45 My Favorite Thing Gladys Chenel on the Egyptian god that oversees her home. Arts & Culture Issue 43 My Favorite Thing David Erritzoe shares the vial that sparked psychedelic thinking. Arts & Culture Issue 41 My Favorite Thing Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré explains the significance of his carved stool.