Thursday, March 31, 2011

De-cluttering

Consumer culture...explains why, although actual cooking and cleaning may be in decline, home organization and elaborate decorating are in the ascendancy. The current mania for de-cluttering offers the flattering fantasy that, via empowered consumer choice, individuals can create a system to transcend once and for all the messiness of life--a spirit akin to all the great, and failed, utopian ideologies.

Caroline Langston
"Housekeeping" from The Other Journal
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