Me & My Stuff

While recently Stumbling I came across an idea where people would post a picture of themselves and beneath that they posted a picture of the stuff they typically carry around in their backpack, purse, or whatever other else one might use. I liked the idea, and so I am utterly ripping it off, but with one minor modification, I am just going to post the picture of my stuff.

I am not exactly sure why I find this idea so interesting, perhaps there is something voyeuristic about it: stuff generally concealed put out on open display. On a brighter note, maybe it’s just a different avenue for understanding a person. Instead of “you are what you eat” (hey, that might be another post), it’s “you are what you carry with you.” Yes, this may be a bit reductionist, but still, I think there is something to it.

3 Responses to “Me & My Stuff”

  1. Roger Green  

    You don’t want to know what’s in my backpack.

    Actually, it’s just a LOT of different things, so much so that occasionally I can’t FIND something that MUST be there!

  2. K.L.B.  

    You might enjoy the Flickr group “What’s In Your Bag?” I’ve posted to it, and just now reading your post, considered that perhaps I should post again. It’s been quite some time since my last – though I don’t carry a backpack. I carry a “man purse,” aka waist pouch.

  3. Anthony Velez  

    Roger – That’s the complaint I have about my wife’s purse when I have to find the car keys. Actually, I have occasionally had that problem with my bag as well, but during the summer I don’t carry as much around.

    Kevin – Thanks for directing to the Flickr sight. I started looking at it, and I will certainly return to it. I must be some kind of freak (but apparently I am not alone in this) because this just fascinates me.