where do we draw the line?

So I went to Borders this afternoon to buy a book. Just a cookbook. That’s all — one of those in and out trips. I knew what I wanted and went straight to the desired section and would have left immediately except for this epic weakness that I have.

I like journals.

It’s a little weird. I don’t necessarily buy them, or even use them. (Well, full disclosure, I do now, rather obsessively. The using, as in actually filling them up as opposed to just standing in front of them and coveting them). So naturally I went to look at the journals and selected a nice sturdy one that would take some abuse.  But I digress, this is not about journals. It’s about the display next to them.

There was this heinous fuchsia sparkly statue of Mary. Oh, and there was a silver one of Jesus. They are banks…with slots on their backs and rubber stoppers on the bottom.

It makes my soul cry a little. I mean, I like kitschy and fun as much as the next person, and I have been known to be a little irreverent. Maybe. Just a little.

But this? Too. Much.

7 thoughts on “where do we draw the line?

  1. I have at least 5 journals which you have inspired me to start. I keep thinking if I get this one the words will flow, its: cleaner looking; no lines; with a spiral; without a spiral; blank pages; then I will be inspired. But the only one I have filled is the small red one with gold embossing you bought for me that Christmas. I have filled it with my thoughts mostly on the books by St. Teresa of Avila.

  2. Oh dear.

    I share your journal obsession. I still have the one you bought me when I went away to college- it’s a lovely deep red with gold embossing.

  3. ………..wonder who created this idea, attention should be given to the “bright color”, very popular in some islands on our hemisphere. I am from one of those islands so I can tell you that perhaps the creator of the design was influenced by Santeria,Vodoo,etc.,,,

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