old notebooks and old photos. museums like this are your favorite because it gives you an opportunity to imagine how people lived through the objects they used to use. and it also inspires you in your own life as well!
back outside for a quick moment to go to part 2, the temporary expo. the one you have high hopes for. a collection of objects that symbolize life. twenty years worth of objects. dealing with things is the name of the expo.
you enter, and it’s exactly what you wanted. and more. shelves piled and piled with stuff. stuff that was important enough for someone to keep and save. stuff! stuff that may be “worthless” compared to gold or silver, but for you, this room holds things much more valuable.
a duck peering down. coasters. poker cards. you have a chat with the nice lady at the front desk, and you find out it’s the collection of Jaap Kruithof, a professor and philospher in ghent. He was terrified that at the rate people just bought stuff and trashed stuff, the future would not have any objects of the past. therefore, for twenty years he collected things that reflected life. he also saw america as very evil for being the symbol of consumerism :(
you become very inspired because you spot that… wooden frame collection box? you aren’t sure what exactly they’re called, but that sounds about right to you. and you want one. you want an old one. you want to fill it with things. you aren’t sure exactly what, but you can’t wait for the day where you find the perfect… “wooden frame collection box” to hang on your wall and just fill it up with your own collection. it’s now on the “to buy” list.
and for the “to make” list, you become even more inspired because you spot this grocery list and you plan on making one similar to it. one day. you just fall in love with the simplicity and efficiency of it. just slide the red bar over when you run out of something, and slide it back once you’ve bought it.
back to the cold, and into the third part of the museum!
it’s nearing 4pm and you’re famished because you haven’t had any lunch yet. so off you go, in search of something hot and tasty…