I had a dream/vision

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brothers
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I had a dream/vision

Post by brothers » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:33 am

As someone once said, old men dream dreams, and young men have visions. Whatever it was, it woke me up and made me think. It's a basket in which there are a number of little round objects about the size of baseballs, but they were actually plain white styrofoam balls and completely without value or meaningful substance.

I wondered what these objects might represent and then it became clear this is nothing more or less than all of my stash or treasure trove of shaving creams and soaps. In perspective, I think of Solomon who had 700 wives and 300 concubines. I'm not a wise or wealthy guy like old King Solomon. I'm just a guy and I only need one good woman. Obviously I don't need any more than one good soap or cream to shave with.

I ask myself how can I justify having what I have and threatening to get more (Penhaligons Bayolea). Maybe there is no justification? Or maybe it's a wise precaution against the dreaded shavepocalypse. Maybe my current snail-slow practice of using them all up, one at a time, is a good practical approach.
Gary

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Re: I had a dream/vision

Post by Araner » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:38 pm

I've gotten things down to one wife and one shaving soap. Having two wives was getting to be a real bear to handle.

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Re: I had a dream/vision

Post by Ken » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:47 pm

It is believed that Solomon had more than 1000 razors, mostly DEs.

Ken

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Re: I had a dream/vision

Post by ShadowsDad » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:18 pm

I would find 1 wife and 300 concubines to be about right if I could fit them in my shave cabinet. If not, the wife could go.

I like variety in my shave.
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Re: I had a dream/vision

Post by brothers » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:04 am

You guys are great. :D I'm getting the Bayolea when it goes up for sale in NA as I continue the process of reducing the stock by using and selling off the stuff I find I don't use.

A bit of clear thinking indicates this variety we all prefer is just as available when one runs out and another one is selected to replace it. We aren't required to buy a lifetime supply and then hoard it. Even though it must have been my foolish strategy in the past.
Gary

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Re: I had a dream/vision

Post by Squire » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:20 pm

I limit myself to one wife at a time. it's an absolute rule.
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Re: I had a dream/vision

Post by Antique Hoosier » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:48 pm

Luxury Minimalism has always been my goal.
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