Accumulation of Things

Posted: December 23, 2011 in otiose

Things that I used to collect and have since discarded:

stuffed animals (probably the first thing I started collecting)
sporks
dragon figurines
broken wrist watches
cardboard
candles
costume jewelery
trolls
kool-aid points
leaves
fancy soaps
stickers
loose change gathered from the ground kept separate from all other change (five years)
buttons
puzzles
erasers
socks
educational pamphlets
letters
hair combs
makeup
pillows

Things that I used to collect and still have in some portion or entirety:

milkweed silk (four years–forced to stop because it doesn’t grow here)
missing persons mail blow-ins (five years)
nail polish
house plants (lost almost all of them through various moves)
wasp paper
pens
novelty lights (like lava lamps–I used to have a lot of lava lamps)
alligator paraphernalia
porn
homework assignments
rulers/measuring tape
yarn/twine/string/cord but not rope
popsicle sticks
magazines
legos
beach glass
instruction manuals (I have finally convinced myself to stop collecting these recently.)
hats

Things that I used to collect actively, have kept and still add to occasionally:

rocks
crayons
maps
artwork from people I have met
chocolate wrappers/packaging
ribbon
beads
paint
different types of glue (There have to be over 50 specialty glues in the other room.)

Things that I have been collecting for over a decade:

shiny paper
insects
paper billing statements
books (Although I lost almost all of them about four years ago, the collection now makes up about half of the bulk I move each time I relocate.)
glitter
glass jars
feathers
snake skins
shells
foreign currency

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