[Iron Man: bottom line, second left. Photo source: here.]
Madrid is grey today, unlike yesterday, when the sky turned dreamily blue as the weather cleared up after a bit of rain.
The mission this morning was to get the LP book of Spain, but I couldn’t help but walk into a Celio shop. Latest arrival obviously include a series of T-shirts featuring various Marvel heroes.
I tried one on: the grey one with Iron Man on it, him proud with shining armor in red. Very finely made.
Yeah, the t-shirt can accentuate what should be accentuated, and it’s totally impractical for a long journey. It’s great for a lounge bar gathering, for a weekend get-away, or for a month-long backpacking adventure. But for a multiple-month journey that may likely involve South America? Nope. Not smart. Not to mention that it costs 20 Euros.
And yet I’d love to have this. In fact, I want more than this: I also want to go back to Taipei and get back in shape. I want to be able to wear something casually (or flamboyantly) stylish and sip something, emitting charm even, if that’s possible.
Vanity is a beast that insists on making its mark at a least appropriate moment. Yeah.
And travel is about sacrifice.