Daily Life Inspiration

A Quiet Introduction

I’m a twenty-something sociology + cultural studies student. Always writing about the (mostly) tangible world. But somehow writing here feels impossible. I guess we don’t often write about the things we collect.

I started collecting because my family moved a lot. I counted 17 houses. When I ask, my parents just shrug and smile, “We wanted to live somewhere new.” I remember making small drawings and putting them somewhere safe. My childhood is a blur of happy memories.

It’s funny I find myself perpetually on the move even as an adult (I am headed to Mexico tomorrow, actually). But we all need something to hold onto, a sense of home or even the stability of knowing that we have agency over the memories of the past.

I know that sometimes along the way we lose things. I just wanted a sharable space to store all the little digital things that I collect.

Blogging feels a bit lonely right now. If you are reading this, where did you come from? Are you a collector? What do you like to collect?


5 Comments

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    STARR
    March 8, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I can’t imagine moving so much. You’re really pretty!

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    thefashionlist
    March 8, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Ciao bella! I read your comment on the face hunter and i do love to have your comments on my pix to…www.thefashionist.se.
    See you there?
    Fosco

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    Alex
    March 10, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Hey ,
    It is me,
    I read about this over on livejournal
    but came from highschool. I collect letters. I hope you are doing well!

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    Sewon
    March 19, 2009 at 2:32 am

    STARR: I know! It’s sort of crazy.

    thefashionlist: I really like your blog!

    Alex: Hi Alex, I like that we’re friends all over the place.

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    Eduardo Caudillo
    March 29, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Hello Sewon, i'm lalo from Mexico city, it's great to be new friends, i collect a lot of things for example:

    On the tangible side:
    -Sketchbooks
    -Pins
    -Drawings made by any kind of people
    -Print pictures of people i dom't know
    -art postals

    On the non tangible side
    -Funny stories abnout friends
    -childhood almost lost memories
    -Platonic affairs (this ones are my favorites)

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