I've collected sayings, poems and stories for about as long as I can remember. I have binders and scribblers filled with my collection. I would love to be able to share them all with you and am slowly working on it, one saying at a time. I'm always on the lookout for a saying or a quote which I've never heard before.
My Grandpa collected poems, stories and sayings and eventually compiled them into a book which he gave away to people. I like to think that I inherited this trait from him. I found out recently that my Grandpa's mom (my Great Grandma) had a whole scribbler full of poems and songs which she collected. We both collected some of the same poems and songs.
Growing up I was known as the one who liked to sing sad songs and read sad poems and stories. I've always been an old soul. My favorite songs and poems are the ones which tell a story. I've always been drawn towards the sayings with more depth to them. Especially the sayings which stop you in your tracks and make you read them a few times before the meaning actually sinks in. Something that sticks with you after you’ve read it.