Be aware when there is a wolf in the next room and headed this way.
Dreaming of an arrow – with a history it would be an artifact. Has it been used? Looking for clues as to whether it has been used. Imagining I see clues to if it has been used. Lucid dream of imagining brings me out of the dream world and plunks me in this.
Tsukumogami is a somewhat precise word describing an object that has been around long enough to develop a soul. Inanimate becoming sentient. Is this why some of us are drawn to items with a history of use? They are on their way to sentientness. Just a few more hundred years or so — how impossibly long could it take?