Taking pleasure where I find it
I LOVE Dept of Salad. Substack gifted me a subscription a while back, and I don't know what I'll do when the year runs out.
And yes to clothes buying in Ithaca. The only thing that saves me is my lifetime use of thrift stores out of necessity. The thrill of the hunt carries me even when the choices are slim. If I could afford full-priced new clothes this town would be consistently depressing.
L.'s advice was excellent advice. I wonder... is his voice in your larger project, somewhere? Or could it be?