The other day a group of us were talking about cookbooks. Someone mentioned that if you ever need a recipe, just ask Cathy, she has over a hundred cookbooks. That made me sound wierd. So I've decided that I am a collector of cookbooks. Someday I'll share some of the stories about them.
Then I started thinking about the word "collection" and how it makes something seem more respectable.
A miser is a person who hoards his money. Is he any different from a coin collector? They both hoard their money, even if for different purposes.
How about someone who has a lot of guns. Is he a well-armed nut job, or is he a gun collector.
A lot of figurines or vases or even tea cups leads to clutter. But if you put them together in a bookcase or on shelves, they become a collection.
Anyone can be a collector. All you need is about five or six items that share a common theme and you have a collection.
If it's not a collection, it's just clutter and who wants that. Collection just sounds better.
So, I'm a collector of cookbooks. Some of them are very interesting and some of them have been personally signed. I think that makes them a better collection. Now, I think I'll go and check out my collection.