I once watched a teacher explaining to young children the difference between a physical possession and a spiritual one.
He had them build a paper model of Jerusalem. Then (this was in the days of tape-recorders) he put on a tape with a song about Jerusalem that he taught to the class.
At the end of the session he did something very dramatic. He tore up the model and shredded the tape.
He asked the children, “Do we still have the model?”
They replied, No.
“Do we still have the song?”
They replied, Yes.
We lose physical possessions, but not spiritual ones.
Excerpt from “The Spirituality of Song” by Rabbi Sacks.