I’d want to have my Bible because it’s probably the most valuable thing I possess. It was a gift from my cousin and it’s been pretty important to the development of my faith and how I try to live. Admittedly, it’s hard to practice what’s in a lot of the book if I’m all alone on the island with no one to interact with, but it’s still important to have to keep my faith strong. I feel like a book is a very natural thing to want to have, and I can’t think of a better one to have on a deserted island.
I think it’s a little obvious why I’d want a picture of family and friends. Living on a deserted island means complete isolation, so it’d be hard to live without something to remember my loved ones by. It’s hard to imagine, but if I didn’t have something to remind me of what they look like, I feel like over time I might forget and that’s definitely not something I would want to live with if I could help it. Plus, it’s always nice to have a warm reminder of loved ones, especially when the nights are cold.
Lastly, the telescope is a nice little thing to have to keep myself curious and appreciative. Looking up at the stars without a telescope, just pausing and really looking, is a very humbling experience. I can still remember the first time I looked up and just took in the sight – it was honestly a moment that guided me towards science and physics. I wouldn’t need the telescope to admire the stars, but it would be nice to have something that would let me take a closer look when I wanted to. In a way, that’s what science and physics are – a lens through which we can take a different look at nature. I can’t take all of that with me, but I think I’d be happy settling for the telescope.