Tuesday, 21 January 2014

16. Things



Everyone has "things".

The stack of unread, dust-gathering fashion books for a coffee table that doesn't exist. The "investment" handbag that could have paid for three holidays. The uncomfortable pair of stilettos that cripple every time an attempt is made at squeezing them on. Or the luxury travel bag that sits, slumped, waiting to be used for its proper function.



Things that you have but you don't need but have just so you can say that you have them or be seen in them or with them and make weird excuses for needing them like "it's an investment piece" or "I can pass them down to my children" and feel a sense of completion and wholeness and achievement upon purchasing them only to find that that the "new car smell" only lasts for those few glorious moments in which that item can truly be called "new".

And then what?

2 comments:

  1. I almost dropped a tear because this is so real right now!!
    Those things we buy just to say we have them but do we really need them?! *tear drop*

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    1. Haha - I get you!

      Although someone did point out one of the potential beauties of having "things" ... I think I'll talk about the alternative argument tomorrow!

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