By: Revanche

The law of conservation of matter as demonstrated by my wardrobe

July 14, 2008


The total quantity of matter and energy available in the universe is a fixed amount and never any more or less.

Accordingly, the total quantity of clothing available in my closet is also a fixed amount. It might not always happen in the same day or even involve the same type of clothing like this instance, but the total will generally stay constant despite my efforts to pare down.

I went home on Friday feeling *quite* guilty about spending thirty dollars on a basic, white, short sleeved button down shirt, and a cap sleeved shirt for work from Martin+Osa (thanks StackingPennies! :P). I justified, and rationalized, all the way up to hitting the “Order” button, and then felt bad for spending money. Later that night, my friends pointed out that my careless laundering had ruined yet another one of my semi-casual work tees.

Perfect.

Two weeks ago, my white kitten heel sandals broke, and I nearly broke my neck slipping on a sidewalk. A month before that, I’d bought those metallic sandals.

Either there’s really something to this theory, or I’m self sabotaging/selecting, and I can’t tell which is better.

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