HECTOR THE COLLECTOR
by Shel Silverstein
Hector the Collector
Collected bits of string,
Collected dolls with broken heads
And rusty bells that would not ring.
Pieces out of picture puzzles,
Bent-up nails and ice-cream sticks,
Twists of wires, worn-out tires,
Paper bags and broken bricks.
Old chipped vases, half shoelaces,
Gatlin’ guns that wouldn’t shoot,
Leaky boats that wouldn’t float
And stopped-up horns that wouldn’t toot.
Butter knives that had no handles,
Copper keys that fit no locks,
Rings that were too small for fingers,
Dried-up leaves and patched-up socks.
Worn-out belts that had no buckles,
‘Lectric trains that had no tracks,
Airplane models, broken bottles,
Three-legged chairs and cups with cracks.
Hector the Collector
Loved these things with all his soul‹
Loved them more than shining diamonds,
Loved them more than glistenin’ gold.
Hector called to all the people,
“Come and share my treasure trunk!”
And all the silly sightless people
Came and looked…and called it junk.
Step into my world and see for a few moments my view, my idea of life.
See the world through my vision and feelings.
Let me stir your deepest feelings, let me touch your heart.
See the vision of beauty and hear the song of the words,
and I will have achieved my goal of teaching you
— My Idea Of Life! ~Edwina K. Brady ~
“This bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wonderous worlds Ive known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The last few steps you have to take alone.” ~Shel Silverstein~e taken with ProHdr and edited with Snapseed and Perfectly Clear.
I am really excited to learn that this photo is an honorable mention and that it will be shown at the MLove exhibition, which takes place in a castle in Berlin, Germany! Here is the link if you would like to read more. http://blog.eyeem.com/?p=11950
I was up and out the door again this morning. A bit on the chilly side but, no bugs. 🙂 Happy weekend everyone! ProHdr and snapseed