You may remember me making a statement about how I had firmly decided to stop buying things until I have somewhere to live. Maybe I said it more in reference to having a job, but having somewhere to live is almost more important, because when you buy things you have to have somewhere to put them.
Anyway, the point is that I have well and truly fallen off the non-purchasing wagon. My DVD collection has continued to expand regularly, and I just spent another $60 on books because I went to this bookshop and couldn’t help myself. I even bought the copy of The Great Gatsby you see in the picture below, not because I don’t already have a copy (I just last week finished reading the copy I bought a couple of weeks ago), but because it’s my new favourite book. And look at it. It’s so beautiful! The design is by Tiffany & Co. and is based on their collection from the 1920’s and also draws inspiration from other sources from the period.
“He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
—The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald