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08-29-2022, 04:40 PM (This post was last modified: 08-29-2022 04:41 PM by johnb.)
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(08-29-2022 03:53 PM)vaklaff Wrote:  Instead there's this short story from my favorite author, Karel Čapek, about how collectors tick. Found it online, it's "Chintamani and Birds" in this book (pages 230-240). If you have five minutes, give it a try. It's about hundred years old but people are still the same, aren't they? If you find a bit of yourself in the story then I think you are a collector!

Wow. I knew who Karel Čapek was (his play R.U.R. is where the term "robot" was born), but I had no idea he was such a good writer!

And, yes, he's truly captured the Obsessive-Compulsive spirit of every lunatic collector since Noah started cataloging animals...

I wouldn't go so far as to steal. But I might spend an entire Saturday trying to resurrect a particularly inexpensive find!

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Size of the HP Community - johnb - 08-28-2022, 04:27 PM
RE: Size of the HP Community - mfleming - 08-28-2022, 09:00 PM
RE: Size of the HP Community - vaklaff - 08-29-2022, 03:53 PM
RE: Size of the HP Community - mfleming - 08-29-2022, 04:36 PM
RE: Size of the HP Community - johnb - 08-29-2022 04:40 PM
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