I don’t have many possessions, and certainly no baubles, but I do pride myself on my sport coats. They are really my only jewels, though it’s more like they’re a knight’s armor. I’m able to sally forth in style and engage the world when I have a sport coat on. Wallet, keys, pens, a little notebook, change, a paperback novel – everything I need to survive, except maybe water – all fit into the various pockets.
Jonathan Ames, in his novel Wake Up, Sir!
(Incidentally, Jonathan was one of my guests on this week’s episode of my NPR show Bullseye. You can listen to the interview, which is totally great, free in your favorite podcast app or right here on Soundcloud.)