These things leap out at you later in life, and, you feel a fool for not fully understand the glaringly obvious. All the things I loved, all the things that fascinated me, as a child, are the sum of all my parts. Not only the sum, but all of the parts.
Above is a blurry photo of my grandmother’s old study. Below are two photos of just one of my many Collected Items, a repository for everything and everyone I have known and/or loved.