Sophie, at les anti-modernes, tagged me for 5 key accessories. Sturdy Gals aren’t big on accessories unless they are useful. These days I live a pared down life.
If I go out for a walk, I bring my iPhone. In a pink case so I can see the dang thing in my purse. I can’t stand missing phone calls, being of the fully-duplexed generation. We didn’t use to have text messaging, remember? Now that I think about it, my peers and I may have been one short blip in modern history where real-time communication – in-person, phone – eclipsed the atemporal – letters, email, texts.
I talk to my best friend in Belgium, as I walk. Very useful.
If I have to get into the car, I’m going to need keys. I always used to buy my best friend goofy keychain fobs from my travels. You know, plastic potatoes from Idaho, I <3 New York from, well, New York, and La Rue Des Mauvais Garcons from Paris. Her daughter brought me the pink puppy back from Paris in turn. Traditions, however questionable, passed down.
I’ll also need a bag if I go out. I’m monobagamous, carrying one and only one until it tells me I need to move on. The LV Monogram Vernis is going strong, in this, its 2nd year.
Finally, I wear this jewelry, almost all the time. The year of my divorce, I went down to visit my mother and stepfather. I told them how strange it felt, after 20 years, to wear no wedding ring. How I worried people would see, how I would reach to touch the hard metal on my finger only to find it gone. For my birthday, a few months later, they gave me this ring, which I wear on my right hand. The pendant was also a present, in different, happier circumstances. But not from parents.
Since it’s so much fun to take pictures of things that sparkle, and fun does count as useful, a 2nd picture. As we all know, diamonds like to go outside and frolic in the leaves.
Useful can often be defined quite broadly.
I’m going to tag 5 of you. This is entirely optional, of course. I’m only indulging what Rudyard Kipling called, “‘satiable curiosity.”
Thank you in advance for your indulgence.