We spent our afternoon yesterday hitting up a bunch of antique stores, on the hunt for a little table for our record player. We didn't have any luck finding a table, but we spent a good few hours perusing all the nooks and crannies of several shops. I sometimes wonder if in 80 years, anything from our time will be preserved and coveted like this. It's hard to imagine anyone in the future spotting a tube of pogs or a Microsoft Zune sitting on a dusty shelf and thinking "I gotta have it!"
So much of the stuff that fills our lives now is specifically designed to be replaced in just a few years. Things just aren't built to be timeless. Will antique stores' inventory change at all to include things from our time? Or will they just stock the same stuff and watch it get older and older?
That all being said, I love going to antique stores and seeing the artifacts from people's lives 40, 50, 100 years ago. I love how something that was just completely taken for granted as part of everyday life becomes special just by virtue of being old. Someone in 1912 wouldn't think twice about the rocker in the corner of the living room or the copy of The Atlantic sitting on the coffee table. But to us, it's something new. And that's a really cool thing.
After we were all antiqued out , we got some ice cream and were on our way home, when we spotted a sign for a little lake that we didn't know existed. We decided to take advantage of the warm weather and late sunset and check it out. We spotted a couple Canada geese milling around, but they got too grumpy when we tried to take their picture and waddled into the water as fast as their legs could carry them! But we still managed to get a few pictures while we were there:
We can't wait to go back in the summer! Losing an hour yesterday was so worth having an extra hour of sunlight at the end of the day. We'll be in DC for a few days this week and it's supposed to be in the mid-70s the entire time. I couldn't be more excited!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!