The Collector (VII)

Early on I learned the value of making lists from watching Mister Salgado. He was a great one for lists. He would listen to The Mikado and write page after page of lists: shopping lists, laundry lists, book lists, betting lists, things-to-do lists, things-not-to-do lists, diary lists, repair lists, packing lists, record lists, larder lists, letters-to-write lists. I would find these on his desk, in the pockets of the clothes I had to put away, sometimes by the telephone and sometimes in his bag, like charms or favourite poems.

From Romesh Gunesekera, Reef.

See in this context these online list, to-do list and grocery list collections, and listography, an online tool for creating a personal database of lists.


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