"I am trying to check my habits of seeing, to counter them for the sake of greater freshness. I am trying to be unfamiliar with what I'm doing." - John Cage

Saturday, November 10, 2012

30 Poems in 30 Days: Day Ten Prompt

Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
- Walter Benjamin
 "One is tchotchke, two is chance, and three is a collection with persona."

- Vicente Wolf 
1. Do you have a collection? Write about how it got started. Write about the first piece in your collection. Write about your most recent addition.  What motivated you to collect?
2. After getting all of this written, consider what the collection means to you. If you were to give it away, who would you give it to? Reach inside yourself to better understand the importance of the collection in your life. What do you think the collection says to others about you?
3. Don’t collect? That can also be a good topic for writing. Why no collections. Perhaps you had one once when you were young. Maybe you just outgrew interest in collections. Perhaps you are too busy. 
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