My husband and I are a little compulsive.  Television programs like “Clean House” and “Hoarders” have really tapped into the likes of us -people whose lives are so dull that they derive satisfaction from watching others wrestle control of their crapola.   Don’t worry, we recognize our neurosis; we just don’t know what to do about it yet.

For my husband, it may in fact be genetic.  Years ago, we cleaned out his grandmother’s attic.  Like many individuals from the depression-era, she had saved EVERYTHING.  Emblematic of this, was a box we found.  It was carefully labeled, “Strings Too Short To Use”.  It was FULL.

Artist Cesar Santander rummages around and finds real treasures.  Tobacco tins and wind-up toys are often his delightful subjects.

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