1. The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
2. The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or or involved in something.
It’s about my addiction, addiction to collecting antiques. As any other addiction it takes you all, you don’t see anything around except antiques. You live in your own world and recognize only your treasures or things you need.
Like a mollusk you live in your shell, getting out just for short time, to catch something and get back to your habitation. When you, shell-fish, staying alone, you as The Merchant of Venice, Shylock can look at your treasures again and again, count them through the hours. So… addiction to collecting is a sickness, some kind of disease… but so pleasant disease.
skydancer_stock from deviantart.com for the “collector”
pacsaman from deviantart.com for the beautiful female image;
Lorivintage55stock from deviantart.com for the “jeweled elephant”;