Archive for February 2011
my theory is that every person collects something, whether they are conscious of it or not. by collect, i mean – something you purchase or gather almost impulsively even though you have no “need” of one, or something you can’t ever seem to have enough of that’s not a necessity.
me? i collect headphones. for some reason, i always find myself looking for new headphones. i have pleeeeeeeenty of headphones: noise-canceling, over the ear, around the ear, around the head, a couple apple headphones, recording headphones, headphones with heavy bass… and yet i continue to look for more. to my credit, i haven’t bought headphones in a very long time, but i find myself continuing to shop for them. it’s when i’ve been staring at a pair for a little while that i realize, “i don’t need headphones. why am i looking at these?”
perhaps this is what women stereotypically do with shoes or purses. i know my mom would stop at every shoe store in the mall when my sister and i were kids following her around. these were times of rest for me after chasing after her freakishly quick footsteps.
what do you collect?
you ever feel like your life is like a tv show? one season of your life you’re going along doing your thing and then the next season, people leave, only to be replaced by unfamiliar characters that you now have to get used to.
the thing is, you’ve grown so accustomed to those previous characters you don’t know if you will ever get used to the new characters. for instance, i liked the original aunt viv from the sitcom, the fresh prince of bel-air, but she got replaced. sometimes you just wish things to stay the same.
however, it’s when you start getting used to the new characters in your life that you realize how much the new characters were needed. it’s better to have new characters than to just keep losing them til all that’s left is you.
it’s time to move on.