PROMPT #19 PURSE
It has been so much fun to explore these prompts with @blueshineart. I never know where they are going to take me! I've carried some version of this purse for the last 4 years. It was made by my friend @materialsandprocess. I have to say out of all the fancy, stupid expensive handbags I've carried over the years, this reasonably priced and ultra functional beauty is my all time favorite. My friend @jjoules gifted me the colorful tassel from Mexico City last year and it has been on the bag ever since. I had to replace my original bag in this style three years ago when I left it at the gate at a U2 concert. The show was about to start and I didn't want to miss a thing. The dude and I stuffed all my belongings into our pockets and I left the bag with security. Definitely worth it.
The contents of my purse have shifted greatly over the last two years. For a long time it was full of apple sauce pouches, tissues, small trinkets to keep my daughter occupied, and a little leather pouch containing a selection of bandaids, pain reliever, and of course lollypops. More recently the bag appears like an empty cavern. I still have the little leather pouch, but no more applesauce or a panicked selection of art supplies or books to offer a small child. Without the need to go many places carrying a purse these days, my out of the house essentials are pretty much down to a face mask, my phone, and a credit card if necessary. It is definitely the first time in a very long while, that I can actually leave the house without a single thing. It's very liberating, which seems like a completely strange thing to feel when we are living with many necessary restrictions right now. Yet, for my own personal timeline, there is something so unbound about being able to take a walk without having to carry a single thing with me (outside of a face mask of course). No keys. No phone. No wallet. No applesauce. What will our essentials look like next? I'm not sure. But I think this purse might begin to feel really, really big.
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