I HAVE TONS OF COLLECTIONS–& HAVE ALWAYS HAD COLLECTIONS- ALL COULD BE SOLD & MADE MONEY ON— BUT — WHY DO I HAVE THEM– “because it evokes love or peace or joy in you?– YES– THEY DO!!! I ALSO HAVE A ROCK COLLECTION–(NOT MUCH MONEY THERE) 🙂 POST CARD COLLECTION THAT I STARTED WHEN I WAS A VERY YOUNG GIRL– COULD NOT AFFORD THINGS WHEN WE TOOK TRIPS–BUT I COULD AFFORD POSTCARDS!! I HAVE BOOK COLLECTIONS– LOTS OF DIFFERENT GLASSWARE COLLECTIONS– COLLECTIONS OF VINTAGE JEWELRY — THAT I WEAR & MAKE INTO OTHER ART FORMS–& FOLK ART COLLECTIONS & MANY DIFFERENT ANTIQUE COLLECTIONS– I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PICKER– BOUGHT THINGS I KNEW WERE WORTH MORE & OVER THE YEARS HAD BUSINESSES WHERE I RESOLD & MADE A LIVING FOR US!! BUT I ALWAYS COLLECTED THINGS I REALLY REALLY ENJOYED & KNEW THEIR WORTH!! AND MANY MANY MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE– I PUT THOSE COLLECTIONS I HAD– UP FOR SALE TO PAY BILLS– ESPECIALLY WHEN I WAS A SINGLE MOTHER!! SO NO MATTER HOW MUCH I HAVE ENJOYED ANY & ALL MY COLLECTIONS OVER THE YEARS– IN THE BACK OF MY MIND– I KNEW THEY COULD ALSO BE SOLD– NO MATTER HOW MUCH I LOVED THEM & PAY THE BILLS!!! IN ALL THE YEARS I OWNED ANTIQUE SHOPS– ALL THE OTHERS ANTIQUE SHOP OWNERS I WORKED WITH ALSO– COLLECTED & SOLD THINGS THEY LOVED & ENJOYED & KNEW THE MOST ABOUT– MY SPECIALTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN CERTAIN KINDS OF GLASSWARE!! STILL TO THIS DAY– NO MORE BUSINESSES– BUT MY HOME HAS BEEN DECORATED FOR VALENTINE’S DAY– SINCE I TOOK DOWN THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS– I LOVE DECORATING MY HOME FOR EVERY DIFFERENT SEASONS WITH MY COLLECTIONS!! LOVE THEM– THEY MAKE OUR HOME THE HOME IT IS!!!!
Why Did You Collect Something?
I would wager that everyone collects something: antiques, coins, stamps, grudges, leaves, memories… As I awoke yesterday, I took in how many rocks I have in my bedroom. Having been an earth science teacher for most of my life — not surprising that I like rocks. But I wondered why I have those particular rocks?
Some represent my vision. These rocks sit on my table with things that represent my life. These I dug up while gardening — they represent that beauty can be found in hard work and often just below the surface.
I have other rocks scattered around the house.
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