What things do you collect? Are you sentimental about anything you collect?

United States
May 3, 2008 5:56pm CST
My mother collected owl statues. One friend of mine seems to collect books and clothing. One sister collects tea cups. Still another sister collects sea shells. My dad collected stamps and coins. And everyone seems to have a collection of photographs. I have a collection of polished rocks that were given to me by my adopted Lakota brother... I have also bought a few of my own. I think that they are so pretty and healing too. I hold one stone in particular and it feels as if my brother Luis, He who walks with many bears, is still alive because I found it near my car tire parked on a street near my apartment complex on my birthday after mourning the fact that he had died three months earlier and would not be giving a stone to me as he always did on my birthday... I was surprised to see the polished dogtooth amythest near my car tire and knew that it was a gift from him as there was no other explanation for it. What do you collect? Do you have any sentimental feelings about any objects in your collection?
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@teka44 (3423)
• Brazil
3 May 08
Hi whiteheron. I collect books and I have one book that is very old and can not be found any more. I have sentimental feelings about all books I have but in special for this one.
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• United States
4 May 08
I can understand that as it cannot be replaced... Do you mind if I ask which book is it?
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@teka44 (3423)
• Brazil
4 May 08
It is a book of old portuguese literature with all poets and writers since 1300. Can't remember now who is the author.
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• United States
5 May 08
very cool... thanks for sharing about it...
@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
3 May 08
We are full time RVers so collecting things becomes trickier. We have limited space. However we do collect DVD's. This is more so that we will have a lot of options for things to watch in case we are at a place that does not have cable and we get bored. Before we moved into the camper full time we had about 300 but we cut that down to about 150. We simply gave away the movies we knew we wouldn't watch again. And now we are starting to buy more. We really enjoy buying seasons of shows we like alot. We have all first 6 seasons of Charmed right now and are going to be buying the last two over the next couple of months. Then we will start on a new series.
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• United States
4 May 08
DVDs are a useful thing to collect especially when you are worried about being bored. I am hoping that you get all of the ones you want... Thanks for sharing a bit about your collection here.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
4 May 08
That is one powerful experience. Your brother surely stopped by to let you know he's still with you. I collect rocks, just regular rocks from the earth. I have approximately two hundred, ranging in sizes from boulders down to special tiny rocks. I feel power in rocks and if you read anything from Carl Jung, you will know I'm not a crazy person. I love every rock in my collection and each one sings a different song.
• United States
5 May 08
I love rocks too and am glad that my adopted brother was kind enough to give me a lot of them. He did so because he knew that I felt the energy of them... I must admit to liking sometimes to arranging them in patterns just to see how it shifts the energy of them... from disharmony to harmony and balance... It is a fun practice. I though have no boulders... I live in an apartment so the boulders would be out of the question... I have a citrine,quartz and smoky quartz stone that is big enough to be held in two hands and that is the biggest one of my collection. What do your boulders look like? Are your stones colorful or just browns and pinks of granite, flint, etc.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
5 May 08
Wow! I'm so happy I can join in you in loving rocks. Doesn't that sound funny? I move my rocks around as well. It does change the energy flow which changes things in my life. My two boulders are very light in colour. They remind me of giant potatoes. With the help of a friend, I pried them from the dirt that runs by the railroad tracks where I used to live. They probably weigh around 30 pounds each, and my friend carried them all the way back home for me. I think it was about a 1/2 trek or more. I don't have too much for crystals or precious stones. Certainly not the size you mentioned! I have one rose quartz and one clear quartz. I have one that is flat, like a slab cut from inside a mountain. I have a grey crystal, and a small rose formation crystal. I forget what they're all called, I guess I should try to remember. I bought one crystal formation inside a rock because I saw the number seven inside the crystal. When I pointed it out to the sales lady, she was surprised to see a seven when I pointed it out. She made my day by telling me that the crystals talked to me. I have some stones I hold in my hand. Some are beautiful river rocks and a few with small fossils, nothing of great interest. One thing that makes it difficult to reply to comments is that your last comment doesn't come up when I hit add comment. So, I have to try and remember what I read and I know I forgot some of it. I don't know how to say good-bye now, because I don't want to break this rock connection. I know, I'm silly sometimes. I'll catch you later. I'll request your friendship if I haven't yet. It's easier to talk one on one.
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• United States
13 May 08
My appologies about responding to your post so late... I am glad that you and I are friends... That stone thing is special... Seeing a seven is very cool especially as the Native Americans see it as one of their very special numbers as in there are seven directions, the four directions plus up and down and the seventh direction is within you... It sounds like your collection is made even more special because of the fact that you have had to struggle to get some of them from the ground so you have the energy of place as well as the energy just of the polished stones or of the people who gave them to you... that is way cool It was great to read this tonight... I never got an email that you had written it otherwise I would have responded earlier... Please forgive me.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 May 08
Oh I collect rocks , sea shells, coins, cetain Glass. I have a few ole glass bowls and things that were my grand mothers. Have start a years reddy bear collection for grand daughter she has one for every year she been born. My mom colleted dolls and I guess when she passes away I will get some of them. My brother have them all boxed up and in storage probably his basement. I collect lots of other stuff too.
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• United States
4 May 08
It sounds as if you have a great collection. Thanks for sharing about it here.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
4 May 08
your most welcome
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
27 Jun 08
Yes I collect 80's my little ponies and some of them have a very sentimental value. For example the ones my grandmother gave to me; she's no longer with us but they are a reminder of the happy times I had with her. It's not as good as happy memories but they can sometimes trigger memories you haven't thought about in a long time. I used to play with my little ponies as a kid and I had little friends, so basicly they were 'my friends'. The no longer serve that purpose but I still love collecting them :)
• United States
1 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing about your little ponies... I am glad that you have them to remind you of the times when your grandmother was alive in the body. She remains with you in spirit, ever loving you.
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
27 Jun 08
I collect DVD's, stamps, old coins and paper money, drawings of my kid and my personal arts. I would say I treasure these collections and care for them like they were gold bars.
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• United States
29 Jun 08
Collecting your art and the art work of your children is indeed a noble thing to do... The DVDs, stamps,old coins and paper money are practical things to collect.
@rhane7315 (5670)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
i love collecting some cute stuffs regarding animes and stuff toys. i also love taking some pictures and collecting them starting from when i was a baby up to now. those are one of the treasured memories that i can have
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• United States
29 Jun 08
I am hoping that you find many stuffed toys and animes to collect and that you have musch fun taking pictures.
@Myrilia (212)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I collect pins, buttons, lapel pins. I've been doing this since I was 5, so I have quite the collection now! Over 1000, last I counted. I also collect worry stones, because I like having something to do with my hands. And books, of course, although I've been weeding out my collection and selling those I didn't really enjoy.
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• United States
8 Jun 08
Thanks for sharing about what you collect... It is fun to have things that you enjoy around you especially the stones and books which give you pleasure and the buttons, pins etc. too.
• United States
13 May 08
I use to collect CD's (compact discs) I had about 1,000 but I stopped because we started to move and the digital age took over. I have a few that are signed by the artists and those are special to me. My family has been collecting things where we move to for a short time. Sea shells, rocks, magnets, its all part of our journey. Pictures capture the moment but symbols of our journey bring back all the memories associated with that particular item.
• United States
13 May 08
I like these words " Pictures capture the moment but symbols of our journey bring back all the memories associated with that particular item." They are very true. Thanks for sharing.
@gratitude (181)
• South Africa
4 May 08
I have collected cowrie shells for many years - have a nice collection from tiny tiny ones to huge ones. I also collect poems and jokes (dirty and clean lol). I also collect funny/sweet/naughty text messages.
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• United States
4 May 08
Cowre shells are wonderful and have a lot of uses in history and culture too... wondering if that is why you collect them? Poems, jokes and text messages are fun to collect. Wishing you much happiness.
@Sir_bobby88 (8243)
• Singapore
4 May 08
Well it is sad to hear that , i do collect phone cards and stamp but i think it is not sentimental yea .
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• United States
4 May 08
Do you collect them for the monetary value of them or because they are beautiful or because of where they come from and the associations you have with people, etc?
@Rosekitty (19398)
• San Marcos, Texas
4 May 08
Hi Whiteheron I collect alot of things..Beatles anything, books,tea pots,old jewelry and purses..all of these things mean alot to me and if any of my family ever needs to get me anything they know where to go!
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• United States
4 May 08
So you are a person who has everything and knows where to find it... way cool! Thanks for posting here.
• Philippines
4 May 08
I know it may sound weird, but I'm actually starting my bus ticket collection! Haha. I'm a commuter, which is why I get to ride the bus everyday to school, or to any place I go to, for that matter. I'm not sure if it's the same where you're from, but here, we step inside the bus, the 'konduktor' approaches, we pay our fare, and he/she gives us these pieces of bus tickets equivalent to how much we paid. After every week, I have this huge pile of bus tickets at home, and as time passed, I thought about actually collecting them, instead of just throwing them away. As I've mentioned, I'm just starting my collection, so I can't really claim any 'sentimental' attachment to any of them. But I'm sure there will be.. some day. xoxo, ajhie!
• United States
4 May 08
I would wonder if perhaps there is a bit of artwork that you could make with those bus coupons... and maybe a few other bits of recycled materials... It might be interesting to make an artistic masterpiece to collect instead of just the bus coupons.