I am a collector. I have an old-fashioned apothecary jar full of marbles from my childhood, and others I have found at yard sales and antique stores. An ancient candy jar holds my match collection from restaurants, lounges, hotels and other places (no one offers matches anymore!). I also collect monogrammed pencils from meetings, travel and events.
I took this photo of some of some my pencils (and my handy dinosaur sharpener!) to ask this question: Do you feel a sense of wistfulness–even a little sadness–as your pencil begins to disappear? I do, and I was wondering if others feel the same way.