my iPod is dead.
music is no longer at my fingertips.
i don’t know what i’m going to do about that.
i have been overly aware recently of the blatant consumerism of our society and the glorification of materialism. new things are bought, not because the old things are broken but because the new thing is new. and the more new things you have, the better off you must be. new clothes must be purchased so as to keep up with the latest fashion, not because the other stuff is worn out. and frankly, i am sickened by it all. how can i separate myself from that and live in a different way? now that my iPod is broken, do i go out and upgrade to the new iPhone or do i live with the music on my computer and try to better enjoy and appreciate silence? as christmas quickly approaches, i find myself not wanting to buy people things, nor have things bought for me. how do i still let people know that i care for them but seek to make less of an impact on the earth through the way i spend my money. i haven’t figured that all out yet.