Sunday, October 28, 2007

More than the Memories


Two of my favorite hobbies are scrapbooking and knitting, although lately the love for one has caused me to ignore the other.

However, a recent “scandal” in the world of scrapbooking has caused me to rethink what it’s all about. Almost every scrapper will tell you that it’s about the memories. Memories for their children. Memories for future generations.

Somehow, though, that seems to have gotten skewed with who is bigger, better, and badder in the industry.

When it’s more about the furniture in your scraproom, it’s about more than the memories.

When it’s more about acquiring every latest and greatest product out there, it’s about more than the memories.

When it’s about the price of your camera and the professional quality of your pictures, it’s about more than the memories.

When it becomes more about who you are or who you know, it’s about more than the memories.

When you spend more time and money on recreating memories than in making new ones, it’s about more than the memories.

When it’s so closely tied to your identity that you are willing to cheat in a contest just to win it, it’s about more than the memories.

You may be able to tell yourself that it’s about the memories, but if any of the above makes you feel a little uncomfortable or need to defend yourself, then it’s about more than the memories.


2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

So, so true Burning Feather. The scrapbooking industry has become so glamorized. Its a shame that our original love for this hobby has been lost in all the hoopla.

Your deck is looking great! We are slowly remodeling our house. Very slowly. Money tends to run our quickly around bere.

MsHershey

Carla said...

There's always somewhere else for it (the money) to go - isn't there? It now appears that we have to have a new well drilled. Fabulous.