#105: What Do You Collect?
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sometimes we need to write about and read about things not related to food, dieting, exercise, carbs or calories.
Sometimes we simply need to have fun.
I was reading today about a man who collects playing cards -- the smallest ones, largest ones, those made of wood, bone or alligator hide. It is his passion to create the world's most extensive collection of playing cards, so much so that on visits to other countries he asks people if they know of any collectors and then contacts them for additions to his growing number of unique playing cards.
Many years ago I visited the home of new acquaintances and was astonished to see the number of sand-filled hour glasses they had amassed. The largest were six-feet tall, the smallest only a few inches high. Some were filled with blue sand, some with green, some red, yellow or brown. There must have been 300 hour glasses. And I was fascinated at the stories behind each one.
Currently, other than SparkPoints, I don't actively collect any particular items but I am curious about you.
If you are a collector, what do you collect? How extensive is your collection? How did you get involved with this endeavor? To what lengths have you gone through to add to your collection.
Instead of serious today, reading your answers might be fun and enlightening if you'd care to participate.