April 23, 2015
I have to admit to myself that I do miss shopping. Since I've become old and unattractive, I've dropped the pretense of exterior embellishment. Even this: I rarely wear eye makeup or lipstick! What you see is what you get. I bespeak authenticity. But there's a hole in my repertoire of fun activities. I only allow myself to shop when I'm almost out of coffee or rice. Or I'm craving chocolate or grapefruit. I fastidiously equate shopping with need. It's no longer entertainment because I can't justify it. My biggest non-essential expense is a haircut. Man, times have changed.