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ATTENTION: MY BLOG HAS MOVED!!!

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Dear Friends and Followers:

Happy New Year!

I wanted to let you know that I’ve moved to a new blog: gegallaswriterillustrator.wordpress.com. Why? Because I have over 450 posts here and have run out of room!

I’ve been posting to this blog since 2012, so I will miss it. But, honestly, it feels really good to start over with a fresh, blank slate.

I hope you will take a moment to FOLLOW and SHARE my new blog at gegallaswriterillustrator.wordpress.com.

Thank you for your support!

All the Best,

G. E.

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Copyright 2016 by G. E. Gallas


Tchotchkes

I created this post a while back, but I only just now got around to completing it.

The other day, I decided to photograph a series of tchotchkes that inhabit my room. I think you can tell a lot about someone from their room/house, especially by what kind of items are just sitting around collecting dust.

For those unfamiliar with the word “tchotchkes”…

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a “tchotchke” is a knickknack, trinket, bauble, doodad, curiosity, etc. The word is Yiddish and, according to Wikipedia, “…has long been used by Jewish-Americans and in the regional speech of New York City and elsewhere.” Furthermore, according to Wikipedia, “Depending on context, the term has a connotation of worthlessness or disposability, as well as tackiness…”

I don’t really consider these things “worthless” or “disposable,” because each object comes with its own memory and nostalgia. But, as you may observe, these objects definitely err on the side of “tacky.”

(Click on images to enlarge.)

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