"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." --Charles Kingsley
Monday, January 28, 2008
Hunt & gather
Last week I spent a long time at the outdoors store looking at camping gadgets. In the end, I bought this wildly overpriced coffee thing.
We're going someplace where people are dying of AIDS and don't always have enough to eat. We will show up with bags full of camping accessories, technical clothing, electronics. Every day, I try to resist the urge to buy more crap. But until we get there, filling up my shopping basket feels like a way to prepare.