Friday, April 10, 2009

On being resourceful

When I started trying to simplify my life 14 years ago I became acutely aware that the part of me that wanted to get rid of stuff and live more simply with clashing with my innate anal retentive sensiblilities. I am jealous that Minato has transcended this and can use socks for headbands, and a dryer lid for a pie pan. "Categories dissolve! Anything is possible! I begin to look at objects for their form and material instead of their culturally prescribed use." I can sometimes get over purchasing something new if I think I can make something that will fill a need, but I have a very hard time using anything for something other than it's intended use.

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