Collections are fascinating to me. Not just the collection itself but what it is a person collects and why. I used to collect sunflowers. Especially kitchen sunflower things. It got a bit old and I stopped but when I was into it I was really into it. A friend collects rosaries. A friend’s husband collects Santas. My husband collects movies. I’m not sure he considers it an official collection. He just likes movies and buys them. I call it a collection.
I remember the first time I had dinner at his house. He was making dinner and told me to pick out a movie to watch. It was amazing that I could look through hundreds of movies and not see anything I wanted to watch. I barely recognized the movies! The movies fell into the following categories: science fiction, horror, action, and thrillers. The first three categories I categorically dislike. I like thrillers but I guess didn’t know they were thrillers or had already seen them. Honestly, I think they became infected being around so many detestable sci-fi and horror films. It was like they were covered in blood and alien juice! Yuck!
When we moved from an apartment to a townhouse soon after we married, we had no cable for about a week. Those movies really came in handy. I think we must have watched a gazillion. It was the first time I really appreciated “the collection.” Many times since then we will see a clip from a film and I will say “That looks good” and my husband will say “We have that.” I’m astonished. It just goes to show you that it’s best to have an open mind. Before I met my husband I had never seen Independence Day (which I liked). I had never watched the X-Files (love) or Law & Order (double love!). I must admit, I appreciate my husband’s movie collection and it is one of the things I love about being married!