I don't know if I'm:
b. a hedonist
c. simply grateful for all the good things God has given me.
Because I seriously get such a kick out of bright nail polish and good books and awesome thrift store finds. I like stuff. A lot. I like to shop. I like to own things. I like to collect and amass and organize. It's fun. I also like to dance and read and play. So yeah, I think I might come across as shallow, maybe?
I don't know. But I try to remember when I find myself really delighted by "stuff" that God made stuff. He made the first stuff. The star stuff, the ocean stuff, the universe stuff (and God said "bang" and there was stuff: ie. matter...shoes came later). And so if I believe this (and I do) how can I think myself shallow for liking stuff? After all, God likes stuff.
Some other things I think God likes:
Those really shiny beetles (you know the kind I mean, the green sparkle kind).
And just for fun, here's some stuff I like:
Crisp white drawing paper.
I remarked the other day that I have just started watching Sex and the City for the first time. And as I am watching, I've been thinking: "Why oh why have I never watched this before? It is so VERY me!" At least, it's me in the shallow clothes obsessed gossip addicted frivolous way, I am.
And I am not ashamed to admit it. I don't think there are any bonus points for pretending to be more holy/deep/serious/profound than you really are. Yet, it's easy to get caught up trying to be who other people think we are/think we should be/want us to be. But none of us really fall into any one category, do we?
I mean, I like: shopping, theology, linguistics, children's books, tabloid magazines.
am obsessed with the Royal family,
love ice cream,
only eat organic,
go to church,
talk more than is necessary,
and love God more than I can convey.
And that still doesn't sum me up.
Here's something else about me:
I am fascinated by other people, people like YOU. I just adore how complicated and contradictory people are.
So I think it would be fun if you told me about yourself. Maybe three words to describe yourself? I'll go first:
vivid, delighted, interested
Now you tell me. Because hey, I'm interested.
After all, the only thing more interesting than knowing what is going on with Brad and Angelina is knowing what is going on in the hearts and minds of the people you care about/know/don't like very much (and thus want to know about even more).
But don't worry, you I like.
shirt, gap: $12
shorts, thrifted: $1
shoes, thrifted: $4
sunnies, chanel: gift
scarf, thrifted: $4
"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." Thoreau
"An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit." Pliny the Younger