Please Touch The Merchandise

Online shopping leaves me empty and sad.

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I miss shopping. And I don’t mean the soulless computer-mediated simulacrum of shopping we’ve all gotten used to.

Staring at a thumbnail-size photo of a sock is not the same as holding the sock. Feeling the sock. Cradling the sock like it’s a newborn. Looking deep into the warp and woof of the sock to judge its mettle as…