Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Irony

Edgar Degas - Woman Ironing or Laundress 1872 Archival Fine Art Paper Print
Edgar Degas - Woman Ironing (1872)
Today, in the US, we're supposed to take a day off and reflect upon our many blessings, and the abundance of our lives.

Tomorrow, we're supposed to go buy stuff that we really really need.

Maybe, tomorrow, try to remember how contented and comfortable you feel today, and sincerely question what you're buying.

13 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Karen

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  2. I am thankful for many things, including your blog!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful that I have everything I need, and most of what I want. My Christmas shopping is done, and I am skipping the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping frenzy this year.

    Thank you so much, Janice, for showing us how much we can do with a few well-chosen pieces.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Janice! Big thanks to you and all you do.

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  5. Yes, and now we are even exhorted to shop on Thanksgiving Day itself. Shameful!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your creativity and style, I enjoy your posts very much

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  7. Exactly. I just posted a plea to my friends to resist the pressure to shop today and spend time with loved ones or in self reflection rather than spending money with retailers.

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  8. Well said. Thank you for showing us, all year long, that with a little discipline and planning we can escape this madness.

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  9. Or you can celebrate buy nothing day: http://www.meetup.com/Buy-Nothing-Day/

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  10. I don't need anything so I won't buy anything. You offer so many great ideas in wardrobe planning that more is unnecessary.

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  11. What a great picture to go with your iron-ic title, Janice! Love it! Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans from your Canadian neighbour (we are Thankful in October).
    -Marianne

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  12. Sitting at home in my jammies, still grateful from yesterday and always grateful for your work and your fine eye. To wit: It's a great Degas -- I've never seen one like it before.

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