It all started when we had the Uno, my sister and I would fight who would get to put their Diet Pepsi can in the mesh holder, the person driving usually won. Then it became and even bigger obsession when I would run out the door on my way to work with my coffee mug still hot and drink my coffee on the way to work or when I’d buy a latte from the next door Cilantro. I wanted a car with cup holders then, and I still do. I don’t go to work and I only drink coffee early in the morning if my daughter is still asleep and I never take my coffee with me and I almost never buy coffee when I am out. Coffee is hot and is also a magnet for little curious hands that still do not fully understand the concept of “hot” even though she does know the word “2oh2ah” which roughly translates to “so5na”.
Then why on earth do I still think about cup holders? Perhaps we become so obsessed about things at a given point in time that it becomes imprinted in our unconscious? My only use for a cup holder in a car right now would be to put my daughter’s sippy cups, which she usually wants to hold during any journey in the car anyways.
How many things have you bought or even just wanted even though they no longer made sense? How many things do you still own that you have no need for, but can’t let go of because of some long forgotten emotional bond? As humans we tend to get attached to things, ideas and people. We can’t let go or won’t let go because of the emotional investment in them. Even when we fully comprehend that we no longer believe in these things.
What won’t you let go of?
… you meet one of those salespeople standing in the mall offering samples of perfume, stop, get sprayed, and enjoy it. I usually say no and run away. Usually because I am not a perfume kind of girl, I either use White Musk or Vanilla both by the Body Shop. I have used the two for the last 10 years, yes I am that loyal (also known as boring). I got a whiff of the new Gucci perfume today. I am still not going to buy it, and I don’t think I’ll be changing anytime soon, but I did enjoy the rest of the morning smelling totally different and feeling totally refreshed. The next time someone offers to spray with me with a totally different and new scent I am going to say yes, expecting to experience something totally new and enjoy it.
- Buy a house on the beach, not a summer house, an all year house. With big balconies and verandas. With windows that let the sun and summer breeze in. I’d plant a little garden with tomatoes, apples and oranges. I’d also want a tree house and a swing.
Beach House Balcony
- I would buy my mom a BMW X5, she would look cool in one and despite for serious no nonsence exterior she’s very energetic and fun loving.
- I’d start a women training center, teach them all kinds of important life skills like weaving, sewing, cooking and child rearing.
I don’t think the money will be enough but who cares! It’s my blog and I can imagine if I want to.
I love sand sculptures, I think that it is great that people make them. I love the creativity, the texture and the medium. It is renewable fun art.
And because you should always give credit, where credit is due:
1. Holland Sand Sculpture Park Almere 1999, 2. ABSTRACT SAND SCULPTURE, 3. 15th Scheveningen International Sand Sculpture Festival, 4. Sand Sculpture Festival, 5. Sand Sculpture – Romeo & Juliet, 6. Sand sculpture, 7. Sand Sculpture -Junkyard Dog….., 8. Sand sculpture by Kirke, 9. Sand Sculpture Festival, 10. Sand Sculpture Festival, 11. Sand Sculpture Festival, 12. Sand Sculpture Festival
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