Next week we’ll be publishing our monthly installment of Of Recent Note
; and just like last month
, we’re inviting you to participate. Here’s this month’s assignment:
Things We’re Denying Ourselves
What have you been holding back on, holding out on, holding yourself up to? Ideals of health, beauty, personal will, and self-control lead us to deny ourselves simple pleasures, favorite vices, and all the rest: So what have you been denying yourself lately? Give us those things you’re not letting yourself have, and provide a reason as to why. (Example: cigarettes, for the obvious health reasons but also because you’ve lately found yourself buying your grandmother’s brand.)
Send us your denied items, and the reasons why (and why not): 75-150 words, to email@example.com by 6 p.m. E.D.T. on Wednesday, April 23. And please include a link to your personal site or wherever you’d people to go when they click on your name.
. Thank you to everyone who sent in items!