The Comfort of Old Things
Living in the places I have, things that have been marked by the progress of another someones journey isn’t always seen as desirable. The quest for the newest, cleanest, shiniest thing often overtakes any desire for quality, and things that should be valued are seen as worthless, to be discarded.
But there is something comforting for me in the less beautiful, the less perfect. The marks and scars of lives I haven’t lived, places I haven’t been, appeals to me. I am not a beautiful person, and I don’t need beautiful things. Character is more important, history, experience.
The Comfort of Old Things

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Shoe Shine, Charing Cross Road, London, 1936