Light and Luxury

Can we take a few moments to admire the ridiculousness that was the late afternoon light in the park this afternoon?

Everything looked like it had a golden filter applied.

Such a beautiful afternoon. We walked and walked and walked. And Finn has slept and slept and slept ever since. 🙂

And we met three other Cavalier King Charles Spaniels today, which is unusual. I found out that I can take Finn to a groomer and ask for a “Cavalier Cut.” So there’s that.

Day 9 of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: One luxury you’re thankful for.

Answer: I actually had to look up the definition of luxury for help in answering this one.

“The state of great comfort and extravagant living.”

I still don’t really know how to answer. I think “luxury” means different things to different people depending on their available resources. Frankly, I view time with my children as the highest form of luxury these days. I’m not an extravagant person, but if we have to look at luxury in terms of material things, I’d have to say my car. After years of driving sensible and reliable family vehicles, I bought myself a small convertible once my kids were grown. It’s adorable, impractical, and totally out of character for me to purchase something like this — but it is unquestionably one of my favorite things I have ever owned. While we were quarantined at the height of COVID-19, that car was a godsend. I could go outside at lunch, put the top down and drive around the neighborhood in the sunshine. It was only a few minutes, but it was a momentary escape. One of my favorite activities in the world is hopping in the car with Finn and driving to the park with the top down. I savor every moment – and Finn loves it, too.

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