In Paris this year I bought a 36cm HAC VACHE natural...and its so beautiful I could just slap something! and I know that it will darken, age, etc over time. but I am so scared to use it! I finally took it out yesterday for the 3rd time....and I could just feel in my mind the handles darkening. but I know they are supposed to. how are the vache natural owners holding up?? what should I do? just let go and let it age? wrap the handles? put twillys. I bought the bag to enjoy but GG is scared.