My Collecting Treasures Mantra
I collect treasures.
Or something like that.
If you've read any of the posts here on my little online diary, you'll notice that I spend time going to Estate Sales, garage sales, rummage sales, antique malls, flea markets and what-have-yous.
But, there is only so much that I come home with - and that's a lesson that I learned from my Dad's collecting habits. Also, Nat would kill me if I let my 'collecting' flag really fly. We'd be saddled with so much junk that we'd end up on the Hoarder's show.
So, there are times when I see something now at an Estate Sale or a Flea Market that I pick up, appreciate and then put down and walk away.
It is enough to enjoy the existence of things without possessing all of them.
That's my Estate Sale version of 'Serenity now!'