Friday, November 04, 2005
SHINY OBJECTS AND THE LURE OF ACQUISITION
The magnets above were favors from a recent wedding.
"There are extras; take some home," the bride said, generously handing a staff member a bag full of them.
First we politely took one of each word; and then, when there were still many left in the bag, I stuffed a handful in my pocket, overcome with greed for LIFE, LOVE, and LAUGHTER.
But as they frequently do, the glittery objects disappointed. I stuck them on my fridge and left them in my study; I gave them away to friends--and damn, I'm not a bit more alive or loving or funny than I was before I brought them home. Do you think I can get a refund?