A Pickers Mantra

 Mantra” (/ˈmæntrə, ˈmɑːn-, ˈmʌn-/; Sanskrit: मंत्र) means a sacred utterance, numinous sound, or a syllable, word, phonemes, or group of words believed by some to have psychological and spiritual power.

This evening I was reading all about the art of “picking” in an article called, Reselling Antiques: The Five Principles of Power Picking and came across a few really powerful words [well sentences] that formed what I would like to think of as my own [personal] mantra.

It looks like I may have to make up my own Canadian version of this –

“Rescuing items from the recesses and trash-heaps of the American landscape is our work. Giving them new life and making a buck or two in the process is our livelihood. When we find that little treasure rusting away in some anonymous garage, we save it, we get it into the hands of someone who will restore and appreciate it, we spare it from the landfill, and we preserve a bit of our collective history.”

They say that to have a good nights sleep you should always read for 15 minutes before bed so whether you are reading my new found mantra or one of my previous posts like Painting the Picture on Artwork or Part 1: Controversial Collecting – What on Earth is this object made of? I would say this is a good thing.

Goodnight [or good morning] readers.


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Article and quotation source: © 2015 Wise Bread http://www.wisebread.com/reselling-antiques-the-five-principles-of-power-picking

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