Designer Bags, Designer Strollers, Designer Dogs
Gourmet Restaurants, Cafes, Bakeries
Barney's and Bloomingdale's
I've encountered a struggle with contentment in this city.
It's not as if I covet any certain item...it's the More of the city that gets to me.
There are so many good things here; everything has the potential to be upgraded.
More choices than ever before, more expensive than ever before.
More to say "No, thank you" to.
And the marketing machine is in full gear, on every building, bus, and billboard.
Yesterday, I found myself thinking that a fur coat wouldn't be half-bad.
It is not an exaggeration to say that particular desire had never, ever crossed my mind before yesterday.
But there are many fur coats wandering around this city, and they look so warm and soft and lovely that my own coat seems threadbare and boring.
I am an Israelite, grumbling in the wilderness, telling God that his daily provision of goodness just isn't good enough.
I know this, yet my eyes linger long on the upgrades.
Friday, February 09, 2007