I agree with that unknown someone who said ‘I would rather be and live like a dervish in the Mahdi then go out to dinner every night in London’.

I can only assume that’s an experiential point of view because that is the only singular basis through which I can agree with a statement like that.

Too much rich food cloys the senses just like I would imagine owning too many expensive things would dulls one’s ability to appreciate the intrinsic beauty in any singular one of those things.

The Japanese have found a capacity to appreciate the common and to find beauty in those things that are worn. That philosophy (if you can call it that) is loosely referred to as wabi-sabi.

For whatever reason I find that very appealing.