Friday, June 19, 2009

collect: to bring together in one place; assemble;to gather from numerous sources...

another day of cloud and hidden mountain grandeur. but the drama of the wind-swept cloud, and the incredible range of blues... the gypsy was entertained all day just watching the ever changing sky screen...

when, in this gypsy's life did she become such a collector of collections? the whole of the gypsy lifestyle is living simply and with light possession, to be able to pack up at any given moment and move on... after 30 years in the same house, it would be quite impossible. examples of this girl's collecting (hey! it's genetic. it goes WAY back in her family genes!!):

example #1: her collection of Anne McCaffrey's Dragons of Pern series sitting beside her Zenna Henderson's People series (which she also has in the hardback edition with all the stories included...?!)
example #2: just because she has window niches, she believes she must FILL them with collections... this is one of her (too) many teapots, nestled in with some ceramic and porcelain pieces made by her and some of her friends. and tiny bubbles from a wedding reception (see the tiny champagne bottle?) DON'T ASK WHY!!!
example #3: the teapot and honeypot she made out of ceramics...
example #4: another teapot sitting atop a chinese tea set (boxed) with an assortment of oddments surrounding from children, valentines leftovers,etc. how could one part with such things?!
example #5: the yellow and purple shelf. sigh. need anything else be said?
nestled into this yellow and purple (mess) assortment is her favorite quote: "Life is a great big canvas and you should throw all the paint on it you can." -Danny Kaye
here's to all the collectors out there................. CHEERS!
besides, where would all my dusty bunnies live, without all the collection? Huh? just think about that...

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet post and such lovely collections! (This is Sherri from Foziewisp). Yes, I must confess, "foziewisp" IS a made-up word. It's what a friend of ours called his baby daughter, and my husband adopted it in its current definition to describe me, chaser of butterflies, picker-upper of pinecones and bird feathers, etc.! I welcome my fellow foziewisps to use the word freely!