Friday, June 30, 2006


My Friend Trée offered an interesting post about ownership, that lead me to wonder:

Do we own the things we buy, or do they own us?

Life is such a spending spree of stuff gathering. (Or as George Carlin says: "Mine is My Stuff, yours is Your Sh*t!"

Everything we own requires care. Cleaning, maintainance, a place to put it.

Own a farm? Ya gotta till it.
Own a dog? Ya gotta walk it, feed it, love it.
Own a collection? Ya gotta build shelves, pay rent or mortgage for the space, dust em, and whatever.

The things we own control what we do with our time, and thus dictate our very lives.

Own a computer?
Gotta Blog?

Some things enhance our lives, while others load us down. Like the Janis Joplin tune says: "Freedom's just another word for nothin left to lose."

What stuff do you have that enhances your life?


Trée said...

Kel, thanks for the link. Links in the blog world are like hugs--they just feel good and make one feel loved. Thanks for the love. :-)

Reading your question, the first thing that popped into my mind was my music. Second, was my new margarita machine. Now, if you put the two together, like I think I'm going to do tonight, well, then, what else do we really need? :-D

Agnes Mitchell said...

I don't know what we own....or if we own. "You can't take it with you." comes to mind.
I wonder if we own what we create.
Do we own the rights to such things? How can we own rights? An intangible thing at best.

No, we have a great deal...but I cannot decide that we own a thing.
Maybe we "experience" instead? We experience a farm and we experience a dog. We experience the things we hoard. It is the experience that causes our hoarding.
Ahhh....very deep thoughts for so late in the evening. I think I'll sleep on it.

fineartist said...

I got a great laugh over Tree's comment.

Me, I'll have to think on this a while.

(I notice you have Bitch PHD on your links list, I love her, have you read erudite redneck? He is a great read too, I like his wife too.)

Kelley Bell said...

Good Heavens!

Blease forgive me darlin. I dont know how I managed to overlook you on my link list.

I am corrrecting the oversight right now, so you best keep on blogging, just for me. (smile)

fineartist said...

Oh heck honey, I just happened to glance at your list and saw Bitch PhD's link....I really really dig her, she can debate politics with the BEST of them and put many of them right in their places too...she rocks.

Erudite redneck is another sensible and right on debater who knows his facts, has a great sense of humor and is fair minded, check him out.

As for me, I'll be back, I just have to wait until I can write without baring my soul entirely. Some things have happened lately in this life, my life that have been difficult for me to understand and handle, but I'll be just fine, I just need a little time. xx, Lori

Kelley Bell said...

Sending vapor rockets of positive energy your way girlfriend!