someone help me out....what is this? Something to do w/ a musical instrument?
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I'd say the Baobab tree found in many countries all over Africa is a beautiful thing. I admire it because it's one of the things that made a great impression on me as a kid living in Botswana. I have visited great redwood forrests in California, I have seen rainforrests in Indonesia and I have visited really old forrests in Europe. The Baobab is still my favourite though. It is majestic, quite rightfully considered divine by local folklore and lives for thousands of years where rain falls scarcely or not at all. Plus, they're huge.
Glad to see someone else who appreciates these magnificent trees. They made an impression on me as well as a kid too, but through the french children's book The Little Prince -- in the story there is a planet that is covered with Baobabs:
I know several people who find them extremely ugly. However these people have never owned one and probably wouldn't know something stylish if it hit them in the face. Personally, I think they look wonderful and can't wait to get my hands on one. Which model do you have?
But while I understand the suggestion that lots of people have OCD-like obsessions with collecting or acquiring stylish things, so many people on this list seem to follow the herd, which takes away its autistic quality and makes it more of a crowd-pleasing look-at-me type thing, take for example Leica cameras. They are lovely but how many people who spend money on them genuinely cultivate an interest in photography? Or drivers of Porsches, serious driving skills? These are usually status symbols.
The champions of obsessive and eccentric collecting, others-be-damned, are the British, who have a club and a magazine for every conceivable hobby. I could tell you what I collect, but no one, and I mean no one, on this list would appreciate it or understand it, not because it is "above them" but because it is so eccentric and specialized. Needless to say, there are several British clubs devoted to it and at least one magazine.