this morning a volkswagen ad caught my eye, showing a long Airstream trailer attached to a new beetle, lifting the latter into the air. and i remembered how much i love the airstream trailer design. rounded. shiny. aluminum. and nowadays: retro. nostalgic. modern.
it seems an appropriate sort of whimsy (or hipster zen) given my current begrudging acceptance of modern life—renting an apartment, paying bills, finding transportation—to consolidate transportation and abode within an exceptionally aesthetic and compact mobile home. no furniture to shop for or walls to decorate. why is the thought of being “done” so falsely seductive?