Recollecting collections

R. Rawdon Wilson, In Palamedes' Shadow: Explorations in Play, Game, and Narrative Theory (1990) p. 168

Indeed, to understand one such collection may make the others tenuous: their boundaries, to use one of Derrida's images, may begin to tremble. The tenuousness and uncertainty of boundaries are, always and already, implicit in the notion of a collection.

The tenuousness is not a question of completion.

What I gather is what I have gathered including the wish for the collectible which is not yet collected. What I have gathered contains a history of accessions. The wish and the history are not always accessible.

And so for day 208