It is interesting to begin by knowing the etymological origin of this term that we are now dealing with. Thus, it must be established that it is a word that comes from Latin, exactly from the sum of three elements of that language:
-The prefix “ad-” which can be translated as “towards”.
-The noun “thesauros”, which is equivalent to “wealth”.
-The suffix “-ar”, which is used to shape verbs.
The verb to treasure derives from the term treasure: an accumulation of valuable things, such as money or jewelry. Treasuring, in this framework, consists of storing, collecting, piling up or having elements that have a high value, be it economic and / or symbolic.
For example: “I thank you for these wonderful moments that you have made me live: I am going to treasure tonight forever”, “I do not understand people who want to treasure their money in the bank all their life: when they die, they will not be able to enjoy their wealth ”, “ The museum announced that, by investing one million euros and winning the auction, it will be able to treasure the famous painting in its main gallery ”.
An entity or a person can treasure objects that are financially valuable as savings. That is the case of a man who hoards shares in a company as a source of wealth. Hoarding can also be linked to collecting : a young man can treasure soccer team jerseys as this sport is his passion.
Thus, for example, we can establish that the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid (Spain) has the honor of hoarding one of the most complete and valuable collections of works of art by European artists of all time. And it is that whoever visits this cultural center will have the possibility of seeing fascinating works by authors such as Goya, Velázquez, Titian, El Greco, Rafael, Rubens, El Bosco…
Thus, it has paintings of international and historical recognition such as “The Annunciation” (1430) by Fra Angelico, “The Garden of Earthly Delights” (1503) by Bosco, “The Lavatory” (1548) by Tintoretto, “The Knight of the hand on chest ”(1580) by El Greco,“ The surrender of Breda ”(1634) by Velázquez,“ The three graces ”(1636) by Rubens…
Treasuring, however, is not always associated with physical or monetary items. The memories, the emotions and moments lived can be treasured: that is, “stored” internally. In this way, a woman can treasure the birth of her child as the happiest moment of her life, just as an old man treasures her childhood experiences in her heart.
In this sense, it should be noted that an example could be the following: “Eva is proud to treasure her husband’s unconditional and passionate love.”
Another possibility is to treasure objects without economic value but important from a sentimental perspective : a childhood notebook, a grandmother’s pendant, a grandfather’s pen, etc.
Treasuring objects of this type allows the human being not only to remember the person to whom they belonged but also their teachings, the feelings that united them or the good times they shared together.