Okay, I understand the whole wanting to preserve our memories…makes sense, we all forget what we've done and where we've been. Heck, half the time I forget what I did this morning.
What I don't understand is this new fad of creating what I would call a nick-nack, something that I put up in my house that will simply gather dust. Yes, I understand that these things are "art" in the sense that art is after all in the eye of the beholder, however I can't get around the idea that they will just fill up my house with "stuff" that in a few months from now I will want to simply throw out.
I found this one recently online and it is very pretty to look at…in a display at a store, but I can't really see myself putting this on any shelf in my house.
Am I too practical? Am I missing the point? Where would you put this in your house?
Having previously been the dried floral Queen I can say that I took years to rid myself of all of those wreaths and topiaries that I worked so hard to perfect. Sure, I hung onto a couple, but only because I felt that they would gather the least dust and didn't look so frilly and overdone as to suggest that my Great Aunt May from the farm lives with us. I am not suggesting this looks anything like what Aunt May would create, however I am simply lacking the understanding of what exactly I am supposed to derive from the creation and subsequent display of such an item.
If you know, please explain it to me, cause I just don't get it.