August 28, 2008

On having been poor

Insight and empathy drawn from personal experience and pain, from Woman of the Law:


It's taken me almost five years, but I am finally parting with my fat clothes... I still have the anxiety, that if I throw them out I have no safety blanket, I'll have nothing to wear, no way to get new clothing, and I'm just throwing money away. I cling to these things because I can't take those things for granted. I'm always afraid of being poor again...

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Bonus link goes to John Scalzi on being poor.

1 Comment:

Red Flashlight said...

Sounds familiar.