I did it wrong. I have collected all my life and have added to my parents and grandparent’s collections. But, I did the collecting, and my children were told DO NOT TOUCH. Well, now, I have only one child who is even interested in fine antiques. One of my sons told me he is not sentimental whatsoever. So, what should I have done!? When I started my walk down Portobello Road, outside a silver stall, I noticed this box of items–all for 2 pounds each. I thought to myself that this is where I should have started with my children. They would have had a wonderful time collecting little bits like this as a starting point. As they grew older, they would have become more “aware,” and perhaps would have had a taste for fine old things. When I see house plans which my children create, I ask them what in the world they are. They say they are MINIMALISTS! I have to laugh when I think of piles of books, walls and walls covered with everything under the sun, and layers of Persian rugs on top of layers, and not an uncluttered table top to be seen. Oh well, to each his own, I suppose. A MINIMALIST–that’s like going to town naked, and that would be a sight! Yikes. Oh dear, what a dilemma!
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918