Saturday, July 14, 2007

The value of clear space


These are short paragraphs, words should have room to breathe, but I also value clear space in a more physical manner.

For example, if you keep a non-running non-classic car on your driveway, it simply gets in the way.

Perhaps your argument is that if you eventually found the time to get it going again or tart it up a little then you might be able to make a few bucks out of it.

But why wait for that time instead of disposing of it now? Think of the value of the freed space. Don't people pay a lot of money in search of extra living space?

Isn't the value of that space likely to be more than any notional value you might get from selling what is a basically a ton of scrap?

Quite apart from the aesthetic value of seeing a ton of slowly rusting metal outside your door for months on end.

2 comments:

Ann said...

Isn't the heap of rusting metal also representing a dream. Isn't it better to dream the unlikely reality than not to dream at all.

Faisal said...

In my case, the car is made of fibreglass, so it is not rusting. Plus, it's stored indoors, out of the way. Out of sight, out of mind, but nevertheless, a dream shattered.