Reflections on acquisition

When I was younger, I craved ‘things’. Cold, expensive goods that did little more than tickle my vanity and massage my pride, proclaiming my excellent taste to the world. Yes, sometimes, I acquired such ‘things’, often at the expense of the more prosaic, unselfish and useful. I think it requires a visit to the abyss of near – destitution, together with a sovereign work of grace to break a stubborn, prideful soul……
I still have ‘things’, which I look after. However, if it came time to leave them behind, walk away from them and not look back, I believe that I have moved far enough along my pilgrimage to be able to do so without regret. Which is quite a liberating feeling….

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  1. The image is, of course a Jaguar XK. Standard equipment in the UK includes a 300 bhp 4.2 litre V8 engine, a 6 speed automatic gearbox with paddle gearshift, 7″ touch screen satellite navigation, keyless start, Reverse Park Assist, 10 way adjustable heated seats with driver & passenger memory, bluetooth telephone connectivity, 18″ Venus alloy wheels, dual zone automatic air conditioning, metallic paint, cruise control with Active Speed Limiter (ASL), electronic park brake, in-dash 6 CD autochanger, rain sensing wipers, Trac Dynamic Stability Control, Antilock Braking System (ABS) Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). All for less than sixty-five grand. Very nice. When’s the next bus coming?

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