new flatware set


the virtuous practice
of appreciating what you've got
"oh this flatware set you've gifted me is perfect!
the length and heft are exactly right..."
etc etc
compared and contrasted to
the capricious academic habit
of ascribing value or significance
to nonsense
"oh this Warhol print is obviously a critique of consumerism
and this wine contains notes of burgundy..."
and so on.