The Snowflake Collector — 3: ‘I Need to Know How to Collect Snowflakes’

EDEN by FREI
5 min readNov 1, 2018
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While he knew well how to craft wooden cases, and for these wooden cases build sturdy boxes and for the sturdy boxes — many as there would be — construct a formidable shed, and had the tools in his hut and the fir trees on his land by the stream to make all these things, and while he also possessed a diamond glass cutter and knew where to find good solid flat glass to cut into precisely dimensioned plates of three inches by one, over time in very large numbers, The Snowflake Collector did not know how to collect snowflakes.

He had never before given any thought to the possibility that he might one day decide to collect snowflakes and thus become The Snowflake Collector, but now that he had determined to do so — as certain and as irrevocable as if it had been set in stone, and yet, of course, from a wider, much longer perspective, as transient too — he felt compelled to research the matter, in detail.

It would have appealed to his great sense of distance, which he had so sought out and which he so cherished, to undertake a long journey and walk down into the valley and from there take the yellow bus to the very small town and from there take a little red train to the nearest small city and from there a bigger and faster and greener or whiter train to the bigger (though still fairly small) city and…

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