I’ll be buying a ferry ticket in the evening, so I guess that’s technically a violation of the rules, but life is made of many such little inconsistencies. It is the idea that matters, anyway. To change the tone of a single day from one of frenetic consumerism, where spasms of greed and operatic rage are playing all day in the stores. To advance the idea that we are made to be more than consumers, that the machine is not in charge of the operator, that what we have does not define who we are.
We make a big deal on Thursday about how thankful we are with our lot and then we turn around on Friday and claw for more. It seems like it might be worth a try, today of all days, to step outside of that cycle.
/steps off soap box