Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I may buy this
Dear Marc, having read an appalling doom& gloom article on the potential environmental disasters our children and grand children may have to face unless the world changes its ways, I lay awake questioning myself.
The worst scenario left little to be happy for. The words ”only fungi survive” etched themselves into my mind and I tried to come up with ways I could alter my own contribution to the speedy decay of the planet.
I thought of the buy-nothing-day. It seemed so futile. A buy-nothing-month, or perhaps buy-nothing-year would make more sense. I’ve had my clothes and perfume swapping parties, but here in London I know few people who’d trade their clothes for mine.
Therefore I have decided to cut down on spending instead. Below are the few key items I may buy for the next decade to come.
I may buy:
One pair of sun glasses inexpensive enough not to cause mourning when (not if) I lose them
Two pairs of jeans, since that’s all I really wear and my favourite pair is stuck at the drycleaners after I lost the mending receipt
Tops, since the many machine washes of my few 3 tops is surely harmful to both the environment and my relationship to sound sensitive neighbours
Socks, cause A will soon notice that I’m constantly wearing his (much too big ones, with the heels making unattractive little pouches right above the back of my sneakers)
I may absolutely not buy, at any cost, whatever the circumstances:
Any more fun vintage party dresses in happy colours
Any more LBD’s
Any more nice shoes or boots, since with my feet they’re only a waste of time, money and cobbler talent
Nice sunglasses like everyone in Holland Park wear, (but if I’m lucky and look properly I should be able to find a dropped pair on the ground)
Should not spend money on:
Revolutionary Cinderella-effect haircut, since I should really have learned by now that they do not exist, especially not when offered by magazine in horrible make over seen by every acquaintance, ex and job contact in the country.
May perhaps spend money on:
Environmentally immoral trip to Sweden for haircut and foot assessment by trusted professionals like Hasse.
If failing to follow these rules, remember:
ONLY FUNGI SURVIVE.
Tell me your lists.