Yesterday, I saw this post on SFGirlByBay and thought about submitting something I collect, but then I realized I don't collect anything. I mean, you could say I collect books and journals and paper goods, I suppose. However, I tend to accumulate more than I collect them--they pile onto my desk and into boxes without any specific intent of building a collection.
Yet I like the idea of having a collection, even if it takes up space and time. Collecting requires time, thought, and effort, unlike picking things up here and there. Of course, there is a certain organic nature to picking things up more randomly, but there's still a natural pattern to collecting--knowing what you're looking for and finding it. It's a conscious act.
Perhaps I need to start a collection. Any ideas?
Doesn't that first collection make you laugh?