....oh, ok, i admit it, the spirit is also very weak. in theory i want to live more simply, not have so much stuff, not define myself so much by the stuff. i love the IDEA of that. however, i'm trying to put together a brand new kitchen here. like the kitchen of my dreams. and that involves stuff. pretty stuff. stuff like this:
hans j. wegner's classic "y" chair
i know, we already have 4, but we need 8
we're gonna have guests!
and this tom rossau lamp was just so gorgeous.
so i heard myself say, "give me two."
oh. and one of those, please. in red, to match my retro smeg fridge.
and i do so adore a good café latté.
and it has that retro feel to go with the...
yes, i believe i already mentioned the smeg fridge.
what is even more worrying is the high i get from such an expedition. the sheer elation that infuses my being when i acquire (or even just order) gorgeous, high quality kitchen and dining room items (disturbingly close to the happy feeling i had last week when i bought my iMac and brought it home and just gazed upon it, caressing it ever-so-lightly). it makes me SOOOoooo happy! like jump for joy, do cartwheels right there in the middle of shop (luckily i did not, as they have a lot of breakable things), engage in insane happy dance kind of pure happiness. i will appreciate these things in my new kitchen. we will use them every day. because they are good quality, they are an investment in sabin's future as well (ok, that smacks a little bit of self-justification, I GET THAT).
as soon as the house is done, we're totally on track towards a simpler life...i'm sure of it.