Are you being followed? Do you click from site to site, always accompanied by a persistent image? Do you find yourself wondering, “When, oh, when little photo, did I choose you to be my bestest friend of all?” Do you remember that Dr. Seuss book about the pants? Used to scare the bejeezus out of me.
Welcome, little green pants of 2013.
These Chloe boots follow me everywhere. I’m thinking they’re a personality indicator, a soul litmus strip. Oh I know it’s an ad, I know there are cookies and code snippets and ad servers and big data guiding its way. But I prefer to assume the mystical is at work. We have to invent magic where we can.
Clearly I dream of Honky-Tonks and Bright Lights, Big Cities, both. Let’s flip Rhinestone Cowboy to the cheerful side. Clank and clatter down the streets, feet matching our lipstick. Because I’m not alone. The red version is sold out. Nude and black, still available.
What follows you? Does it tell you about yourself?