Thursday, June 7, 2012

30-day writing challenge ~ Day 7 (Excess)

Excess.  Day 7 of WWFC's writing challenge.

I am loathe to write in excess.  Economy of words and motion - a tenent I subscribe to.  "Brevity is the soul of wit." Polonius

In my thrift shop wanderings, I do wonder where does all this STUFF come from?  Americans have been buying and consuming, ad nauseum.  Do you think this recession/depression will change the mindset of the majority?  Do you think more people are making do with less things?

What about that show "Hoarders" on the A&E network?  If you haven't seen it, well, it is like watching a train wreck.  You just can't look away.  It is the true embodiment of excess.  Mr. VZ can't even watch it, gives him the heebie jeebies.  Part of the horror of it all is that people who appear on the show reveal their abject living conditions. *shudders*


On to things of beauty, these images were snapped in the outskits of Ione, California, in Amador County.


Out on the country you will inevitably find old, non-working farm equipment and vehicles.  Excess?  Yes.  When you inquire if the owner will sell, even to scrap, the answer is "No!"  I am loving this old fire truck, that would be a kick barreling down the freeway in that one.


Are you guilty of excess in some area of your life?  Any hoarders out there?


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10 comments:

Linda Medrano said...

Tami, I have some excesses in my life. I guess we all do. But that show "Hoarders" makes me look like a Carmelite Nun.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

My mode has been 'simplify my life' ~ and am getting rid of excess ~ Stuff! ~ don't need it ~ so am working on it ~ Love your photos ~ great fire engine ~ (grandfather was a Fire Chief) ~thanks, (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My uncle would go bananas for that firetruck - he restores them as a hobby.

P.J. said...

I think we all have excess in our lives. It's hoping we can make do without when the time is needed!

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nonamedufus said...

Linda? A Carmelite Nun? Go on.

nonamedufus said...

My latest excess is golf. I picked it up about a year and-a-half ago and I just can't get enough. Love it.

On the hoarder side, I have a sizeable LP/CD collection. But that's not a bad thing. Is it?

Tanya said...

oh definitely, not quite a hoarder, i do let go of stuff eventually!

Buttons said...

Oh I would not sell my Firetruck if it was as cool as that one :) B

Katherine said...

Oh wow... you and I have very similar tastes! And you know what, I also have always wondered why people go on that show. Maybe because they know it will be cleaned out for free!

Nancy Claeys said...

I'm not a hoarder, but my hubby is on the verge of one. Must have been his poor upbringing. But I love him in spite of it. :)