in his blue gardens

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.

Still life with The Great Gatsby

“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

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