Have you ever owned a talisman, a lucky object that seems to have magical powers? Perhaps talismans are mere figments of our imagination, or maybe, just maybe, there's really something to them. For some of us, a talisman ties us to the most important people in our lives, especially in difficult moments. The famed suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote, "Love is the talisman of human weal and woe—the open sesame to every soul." And sometimes a talisman can help us appreciate the deepest connections in our lives, which is what we hear from thirteen-year-old Courtney Boghosian.