Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Ephemera Test
If I ever had to invent a test to see if someone had it in them to be a true collector of ephemera, I think I would hand them this piece of paper and tell them to throw it into a bin. The worm-eaten, damp-stained, crumbly, smelly and disintegrating old Bible whose frontispiece it once was, has long been consigned to the trash. But I have kept this part of it ever since, unable to throw it away for the sheer ephemery-ness of it.