Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. ( or purses, I might add)
Henry David Thoreau, Walden US Transcendentalist author (1817 – 1862)
A recent post took a peek inside my purse-this time it is an exterior shot : ) I am a bit of a nut for purses, but I don’t like to spend a fortune-so that leaves me buying inexpensive (translated, cheap) purses that are trendy and fun. Every so often, though, I will make an investment purchase-I found a great Ralph Lauren tote at an outlet mall and have had it for years. Usually, though, it is an impulse buy because I like the color, shape or maybe even the handle.
BUT I recently started a new policy-we are not moving any time soon but isissy 3 has been a poster child of downsizing and doing it well-so, my policy is one in-one out. I figure having 6-8 purses is indulgent but doesn’t spill over into the “we need to talk to our sissy” category. The word purse is kind of an old word-originally meaning a place to put your coins. In Luke 10:4 Christ instructs his disciples to: Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes.” How many times have you gasped upon leaving home, a restaurant or visiting someone, “Oh, where is my purse??!” Because we all know that our “purse” holds so much more than a few coins-we wouldn’t dare leave home without it…. Now referred to as purse or handbag it has taken on a whole new significance of not only being a place to put our essentials but to make a fashion statement as well. In fact, the need to have a something to carry around our “stuff” AND, and at the same time, reflect a bit of our personality/culture is universal.
Purses from Around the World
Do you agree with iSissy1’s assessment that 6-8 purses is indulgent but doesn’t spill over into the “we need to talk to our sissy” category? Do any of you need to talk?