Wednesday, February 17, 2010
would what the world be like...
"what would the world be like if women weren't forever in the pursuit of pretty things?" asked husband this afternoon as i showed him the exciting package i got this afternoon from spudballoo. she sent me some of those beautiful pins like hers that i had coveted on flickr a few weeks ago (note to self: publicly coveting things very effective). and on the outside of the package was the coolest tape that has pretty pictures and says, "and i thought and i thought and i walked and i walked." how cool is that? and she wrote a sweet note on a pretty postcard (what? not moo? then who?) of one of her pictures. there's also a very helpful crochet unravelled book in there which just may help me crack the granny square dilemma (which is a dilemma in that one wonders if a retarded monkey is at all capable of crocheting a granny square). it was all as a thank you for the last blog camp, which she most certainly did not need to do, but i will admit that it did lift my spirits considerably after how weaving went south at the end last evening.
husband disapprovingly reminded me of our year of not buying things and frowned a little bit and muttered something about "taking coal to newcastle" and "don't we have tape and pins in this country?" and like phrases uttered by a man who simply doesn't understand the beauty of the blogosphere.
one of husband's many theories is that of continentus tipicus. in this theory, the island of sjælland, on which we live, is slowly sinking on the copenhagen side. it all started when the english bombarded copenhagen in the early nineteenth century. all of those lead cannon balls are heavy and so copenhagen began to tip towards øresund. eventually, the sheer weight of all of the stuff will cause the island to flip, or so says the theory of continentus tipicus. and i think in his grudge-book worthy mutterings today, he was actually worrying that all of the gifts that come into our mailbox from my bloggy friends around the world are definitely contributing to the coming tip.
but, back to his original question...what would the world be like if women weren't forever in the pursuit of pretty things? i pointed out to him that there would be lots less shops. and that furniture and homes would be pretty boring, as would towels and bedding. and clothes. and most everything else. and he pointed out that china would have less power and people would care more about the stuff they have if they weren't forever replacing it with new and shinier stuff. hmm...
although i'm trying my best to consume less or to buy things second hand if at all possible (see recent loom acquisition), i still love pretty things. and i still feel pretty delighted by some bright pins and a really cool roll of tape. so thank you, spud, for brightening my day today.