Continue to exist; be prolonged
Antique stores are a calming pleasure for me, serving as a reminder that objects can sometimes endure against all odds, circumstances and stages of decay. They persist, endure. In doing so they present histories that beg to be revealed.
Who, what, when, where and how questions arise, especially when those items seem to hold some connection to peoples daily lives.
Who wore this hat? Who did the lovely hand work?
What attic held this tattered lampshade beyond it's years?