Even Anna Wintour is saying it: "value is in". And if Vogue is telling you not to overspend or be too showy, well, that's a serious sign that something is changing. People keep talking about the crisis, the credit crunch, the recession, the current situation, the whatever you want to call it. It's in the news (it's specially in the news, journalists are having an easy time nowadays, no need to go looking for news!) and here in England, it's replaced the weather as our favourite topic.I join in, because I do worry about it, of course. But I can't help but thinking that this is merely a readjustment, and a needed one. Don't get me wrong, I'm not taking this matter lightly, I understand that many, many people are losing their jobs, their savings, their houses. I, for one, has had to put many plans on hold, as my employer cannot guarantee that they would need me after the end of the year. But still. This was going to happen, sooner or later, and in many ways, it's a good thing. We were all in a race to accumulate things, things, things. Clothes, gadgets, cars, houses that we couldn't afford. If the "current situation" brings an appreciation for a simpler life, it won't be a bad thing. Fresh air in the room, a whole day spent in bed, balloons in the hallway... those simple things.
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