Friday, December 16, 2011


Seen on the Brown Line to the Loop at about 12:10 p.m.

Big and bulging, head covered in a beret, feet clad in expensive knee-high boots, body bundled in a bold-colored coat, Desiree's arms are looped with bags and bags and bags--bags filled with boxes, bags filled with bargains; they spread out below her bust and make her bulky body even more rotund as she bustles off the train.

Maybe bigger people are simply more compelled to buy. If they are hoarders of the home--buying clothes, buying shoes, buying jewelry, buying knick-knacks--then perhaps they are also hoarders of the body--buying burgers, buying sodas, buying Chinese food, buying deserts--burying them within their bowels; boarding them in their belly-fat.

But then again, maybe not. Every day I see sallow-cheeked skinny people who are not wanting in sustenance, who are certainly not stingy about spending, swathed as they are in simple, subtle elegance.

Alliteration! It's fun. In other news, I got new glasses today:

Oooohhhh yeah. Sexy glasses. 

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