Consider something extremely literal and mundane that's central to your life and sense of well-being
How could you exalt this subject in a way that expresses its internalized value to you?
I was thinking of your OWN internalization rather than that of the thing you picked.
BUT - maybe doing it the other way around would be a different kind of challenge with an equally different risk/reward quotient.
This is one of two Bic recycled-barrel refillable gel ink pens. Black/very fine tip on the refills. Have had them for a good 20 years. There used to be three but in our moving process one of them moved on and out. Am very grateful there are two remaining. It means I can keep one in the house and one up here in the studio. That's CENTRAL to my days and also my evenings.
Because this is my lucky pen. I don't like to write anything longhand without it and I don't like to draft anything at a keyboard. It's the blithely abandoned poet in me. Every syllable is power or its reduction. And, for whatever reason, this cheapola pen gives me a sense of tremendous power at the nuts and bolts first-draft/old clothes/wait.maybe I should stop long enough to take a shower level of Being a Writer. Or maybe it's me giving that power to it.
I selected literal inspiration for how I might elevate My Beloved. The antique pen nib paper is something I put in my December prep 'to be used as part of challenging myself' fodder tray. I didn't know why. Then I thought I'd build a tree out of it but didn't, on that day, want to make a spikey sort of tree. Have no idea how I'll use this inspiration or even if I will.
we'll all find out though...