Photographer: Garance Doré
I'm reasonably happy with the smallish day bag I'm using now even I've put one on my wanted list. But Garance Doré has a knack for making me really want something through her artful lens. Beautiful bag, but although my interest is roused, it is only middling.
Anyway, my bigger point is, I've come to think that the problem I have with my bag now is not that it doesn't suit me, or doesn't meet my needs. It's that I didn't choose it for myself. It was my mum's, and much as I treasure it for that very reason, buying something myself has always been my way of asserting my independence, my taste, in that Aretha Franklin "doin it for themselves" way.
At the same time, I feel wasteful for wanting another bag when I have a perfectly serviceable one, and one with so much love attached to it. So although it's on my want list, I think it's at the back of the priority line.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for - Epicurus
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