I stopped in a home improvement store earlier today for stain swatches and potentially new plants. I always cruise the plant clearance section first because this particular store always discounts plants that are still in okay enough condition that they can be planted or cared for and I see results. I may have to work harder to cultivate them but regardless, they blossom year after year. I started to make a little game of it. I also noticed how much money I’ve saved not buying these plants and flowers at retail prices. That’s always a win.
We’re finally coming to the end of January. This is always the longest month of the year, or at least it feels that way. Are we still keeping up with any half attempted resolutions? Did they die off after the first week of the month? It’s normal to go through ebbs and flows then flat out put things away because we just don’t have the time to complete them.
The other day someone wished me a Happy Valentine’s Day and it made think about how warped this manufactured holiday has become. I’m sure by now you’re seeing an increase in marketing efforts to sell red roses, chocolates, hearts, and other related red things to promote coupled love. Selling a fantasy that clogs up restaurants with over inflated prices and other retailers trying to cash in on the 14th of February.
It may seem like jumping into dark water with no reference on how deep the water is or what creatures lurk below is dangerous and it’s safer to stay on your ledge clinging tightly to our assumed sense of security.
Ah, welcome to the world where everything can be completed by the touch or voice command of an app. We’re only 33 years(ish) from Orsen Wells’ prediction of flying cars and a society under the lock and key of a Big Brother figure. Pretty cool, no?