Nothing Gold

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay. -Robert Frost

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Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

I am a white American middle class suburban housewife trying desperately to tell herself that that is not who she is. One time I was a glowing young ruffian. Oh my God it was a million years ago.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Bah Humbug

In an attempt to buy less meaningless crap this Christmas I'm been browsing some fair trade and human rights-type websites for my Christmas shopping. While I realize that the point of this is not to make me feel good, man does it make me feel crappy. Would I really rather buy this jewelry for a relative than the things they offer as alternatives like High efficiency stoves for Darfur refugees or help for cyclone victims in Bangladesh? Seriously? What the hell is wrong with me?