Search for the (Sustainable) Source
The way Dim Sum was described to me, as we waited for our table was “something like Chinese Tapas”. It was similar to tapas – a large table sharing small plates. I think that we ought to eat more meals in this fashion. It can be slightly overwhelming for me because I love to try it each new food that arrives in front of me. I appreciate the acceptance of sharing the food and tasting every flavor.
Pop-up restaurants and food trucks, remind us how susceptible we are to the marketing ploys. We can be easily convinced that a we really need to have a $15 lobster roll for lunch from the roving cart across the street, just as we can be convinced to go out and buy an expensive meal at the fancy limited time only joint around the corner.
I’m often acutely aware of the conflict between living a sustainable lifestyle and presenting a lifestyle that is in line with what is expected of a professional Domina. What got me thinking about it today was the fact that it’s summer time and college kids all over the country are moving out of their dorms and abandoning loads of things most people wouldn’t dream of throwing away: clothes, televisions, sound systems, couches, mini refrigerators. Lots of my crunchy friends are jumping for joy at the opportunity to score loads of good stuff that these kids are just abandoning. To be honest I will be sending a very special boy out with a wish list of goodies I’d like him to drag back home for me.
Why am I not going myself? Because as much as I deplore consumerist culture and enjoy a treasure hunt for awesome stuff, digging around in things that have been discarded by others always brings up lots of intense class shame in me.