I got this great gift book, "Handbags-The Power of the Purse" by Anna Johnson-great pics, interesting history of handbags and there was the great poem at the beginning by David Roby and I thought all of my LV friends would like it! I Have a Handle on the Situation I have a handle on the situation. I have a handle on my space and contents. My vacant hollow. Or the items of which I house a dozen odds and ends. I always know what I posess or what may be un-there or missing. To study my physiognomy, one might think not much or lacking. But closer on inspection, I am near divine and worthy of great travels. A true companion of love and comfort, recognition, the familiar. I have been held in such a clutch and such a love storm by my mistress and her values. She takes my aboard a thousand footsteps, always holding on and never once ignoring. Mostly I am there to steady, to balance her or witness. She sometimes shuffles through my soul in search of needy things, like painted sticks and looking glasses of which I keep most dear. She searches inward and there she looks inside my sacred space. Full of painted stick and looking glasses, I am my lady's handbag.