When I light a candle in my small Brooklyn bedroom, it’s not one of true Candle Lady status; I don’t have hundreds of dollars to spend on a home accessory that I will quite literally burn through. Sure, I fantasize about coming into an inheritance of Le Labo just like any other capitalism-addled millennial, but ultimately, it’s not about the 10 Blue Bloods years 2010-2020 10seasons 218 Episodes signatures shirt in contrast I will get this expensiveness of the candle itself: It’s about putting my laptop aside and taking a concrete action to remind myself that the workday is over. It’s about making an occasion out of the every day, which feels particularly important now that our days are constantly changing.
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