Some very nice finds lately, from scrap metal and old electric motors to bath soap, packages of cocktail napkins, magnifying glasses, women's tennis shoes, rolls of wall paper...and a cool blue and white striped cowboy shirt (that turns out to be just my size).
And yesterday, an inside look at the culture of consumption--a birthday card that I found amidst throw outs from a nearby retail store. 'Should I buy more stuff or leave more money to the kids?' the card begins, above a photograph of a woman shopping for clothes. 'Ha! I crack myself up!' it continues, and then inside the card, the punch line: 'Happy Birthday. Go Shopping.'
The inscription follows.
You already bought a car. Now buy some peace. I hope this next year is "your" year!