Wednesday, June 18, 2014
It's Almost Halloween
I made my semi-monthly trek into Eureka yesterday. The highlight of the trip was having coffee with my friend Ellen, bookmaker extraordinaire, who also liberally and frequently enables my postage stamp addiction ~ with stamp heads especially.
It's getting ever more difficult for me to shop for the things I do need (and that's food, mainly) after I spend so much time normally dissociated from the consumer-driven culture. Everywhere I look, pretty much all around me, I see little else besides poison (toxic "food"), schlocky junk, or totally unnecessary things that people have been conned into believing they need in order to have fulfilling lives. I used to be one of those people, eons ago, until I realized I'd never, ever keep up, and then stopped trying, completely. Then I sold or otherwise removed from my life everything that was superfluous. In this striped down version of a 21st century person I found my true inner wealth and happiness.
Anyhow, I think I'm going to try only going into Eureka once a month, if I can do it. Most of everything else I buy besides food I already buy online (and much of that at Amazon). So I think I can manage this without much difficulty.
Life is going on around me, or perhaps I should say whizzing past me ~ and I don't even care.