Above THE Earlier 12 months, I experienced the distinct sensation that points were unraveling about me. Essentially, it was just 1 thing—the Persian rug below my kitchen table.
Observing it come undone was as suspenseful, and in the long run as horrifying, as a Hitchcock motion picture. One particular working day I observed a light loosening of the fringe. In a few months, loose threads had been spreading in chaotic instructions as if attempting to escape. Each individual morning it seemed even worse than the working day just before. I started out to suspect that either my dogs or my partner experienced been chewing on it at night, but I could hardly ever catch any one in the act.
I experimented with to dismiss the trouble, due to the fact dealing with the rug would force me to encounter a tricky décor choice. Should really I repair the rug or get a new just one?
Maintenance or substitute? That issue forces an existential crisis in my home whenever a thing cracks, splits, chips, fades…or unravels. On a single hand, I live in a throwaway modern society wherever it would be substantially easier—and cheaper—to click “Buy Now” and have a model-new rug sent to my doorstep (with absolutely free shipping). But I never like to toss absent things—I like what I have, which is why I acquired it in the initially spot. Furthermore, I loathe to consider of my castoffs turning into more landfill.
“I just can’t make your mind up what to do,” I reported to carpet professional Richard Habib the other working day as we stood in my kitchen inspecting the frayed fringe.