I have begun a form of non-consumerism... enjoying a product without having to purchase it. Capturing it in pixels is enough. These pixels take up no space in my closet! And it uses just a tiny fraction of an external hard drive or data DVD.
Recently I went to a Nike Outlet store and saw these amazingly cool sneakers. They have treads with exposed fibers, kind of like a worn-through tire. I love the rough stitching. So my "purchase" was just this photo, which I share with you. And it may last longer than the actual shoes will, if anyone buys them. (With shelf after shelf of shoes there at all times, what happens to the percentage that gets cycled out when the new ones come in?)