It seems somewhat ironic that during ‘Buy Nothing New’ month, a few of my absolute essentials have abandoned me and therefore required replacement – the first was rather small (a coffee plunger), while the second was rather more expensive (a new computer – I’ve made the move from a HP laptop to a Mac!). Both items are absolutely essential to my existence, and therefore could not wait until November. Perhaps something I’ve discovered about ‘Buy Nothing New’ month is not just how easy it is to stop shopping for new things, but also recognising just what is ‘essential’ – which is an interesting reflection in itself.
Anyway, to recognise a change in my computer relationship status, I thought I’d share a letter addressed to my former companion …
I think we’ve known this day would come for a while now. In fact, even from the first day we met, I think deep down we always knew our time together would be finite. Sometimes our histories can prove too big a hurdle to overcome …
As you know I’m a girl who values reliability in her significant others, and well … that’s never been your strong point, particularly in the last few weeks. Things have been steadily getting worse.
You started taking less care of important things I entrusted to you, and there was never any guarantee just when, or if, those things would ever come to the surface again. And then, just when I thought we’d found some quality time together, you shut me out of your world … making any further communication virtually impossible.
So you probably already know I’ve found someone new. While I wish you well in whatever your future holds, I really need to focus on what my future holds with M.
What essentials have you purchased recently? Or perhaps you’ve also written a letter to an inanimate object?