I think all your lost things must go to my house - I don't buy very much, yet my house is stuffed full of junk that I can't figure out where it came from. Feel free to stop by my house any time and re-claim your stuff!
When you start to cook, as when you begin to live, you think that the point is to improve the technique until you end up with something perfect, and that the reason you haven’t been able to break the cycle of desire and disillusion is that you haven’t yet mastered the rules. Then you grow up, and you learn that that’s the game.
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker