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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