posted on Jan, 10 2009 @ 09:53 PM
I collect books on science, philosophy, history, and religion, fossils and rocks, and the glass balls that used to float nets for ocean fishermen in
Why the books? I only have so much space on my hard drive, (my brain) and so I feel the need to keep references so that if a bit of information I
used to know has been deleted I can retrieve it from the hard copy.
Why the rocks and fossils? Well, they tie into my love of history and science, but I am not sure why specifically them and not other historical
scientific things. They dont break easily, and I am not graceful sometimes, they are easily found on walks, and I like the way they feel when I look
at them and touch them, and some of them are just beautiful. I like naturally very round stones, even if they arent otherwise special, just because
they are odd.
Why the glass floats? Again, I am not sure. They are rare, (I only collect ones I find, I dont buy them) and I guess I feel when I find them that
they are a gift from the sea to me. And, they are lovely.
Re-reading this, I also seem to have an affection for round things. Not sure why, perhaps the perfection of a sphere satisfies me in some way I cant