Who Has the Keys to Your House?

Who Has the Keys to Your House?

Abby Stone
Mar 27, 2008

We keep our friends' keys in a jar in our landing strip. They have our keys. We call each other for favours: they pick up our mail when we're out of town; we feed their dog when they won't be home 'til late; and, when we lost our keys, we were grateful our neighbor had a set. It's not something to take lightly, the key exchange...

Letting someone in your house when you're not there, trusting them to see your stuff at its most exposed, when you're not there to guard it, or explain it, or even hide it. We treat it casually, cavalierly almost, but it's very intimate. How many keys do you have? How many people have your keys?

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