Saturday, June 19, 2010

For the collectors

A few musings on massive collections of things:

You ever notice how the bigger your collections get (no matter what you collect) the harder they get to maintain? Cleaning, sorting, consolidating, and organizing. And did you ever notice how people who aren't collectors think you are wasting your time spending all those hours doing the above? Have you ever had trouble explaining to them that that is part of the fun of collecting? Have you ever been successful in convincing them that sitting in a room surrounded by your collection and looking over every item in it for hours on end is to some degree the whole point of having the collection in the first place?

What is the point in having your toys and not playing with them, your music and not listening to it, your movies and not watching them, or your comics and not reading them?

To me there is none. I know a few of you readers know what I'm getting at.

Here's to collections and collectors - god bless 'em! (unless they're standing between me and Amazing Spiderman #129)

Originally posted on November 7, 2005 on Myspace.

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