I love bringing the outdoors inside. Driftwood, shells, rocks, objects that grab me and remind me of a place I have been. But what is up with antler's, horns and empty turtle shells as art/decoration? Clearly the coolest of the cool say it is swish, look at the shelters mags and catalogs that people covet, but I am a bit lost. I am not a hunter, but understand(lack of better word, here)why hunters keep racks as a trophy of sorts. Not my thing, but ok, it is a sport to some, whatever, don't get all PETA on me, I can't even flush a goldfish. I have a friend whose dog, Ruffin, feels he is a hunter. He brings her all sorts of dead things, things that have been dead, clearly, for years, that he finds and chooses to collect. See above. Not sure that makes him a hunter( sorry, Ruff, you are so good at so many things ) but my friend keeps his stash by the door, which seems to make this pup quite proud. So that is what I mean.....sort of.
Anyway. Why are people who have never ventured off a city block decorating with collections, often fake, of antlers all over the wall? I was at the local flea this weekend and people were practically ramming(ha! ha!) each other to get into a booth that had everything dead you could imagine, or parts of dead things, anyway. And they were expensive as hell, too. One woman bought twenty nine turtle shells at $20 a piece. I asked her why she did not get thirty, and while she did not answer verbally, her expression told me it was the wrong question. I was just curious is all.
So tell me. I want to know. Was up?