Once exposed to the “finer things in life” it becomes difficult to live without them. I put the phrase “the finer things in life” in quotations because I am well aware that what I define as “finer” others may not see it that way at all.
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There are three “finer” things I crave on a regular basis: 1) a Japanese bath; 2) Negro Spirituals; and 3) drums.
Having been exposed to these things, feeling fully their tight grip on my soul, I feel a nostalgic longing to once again spirit-soar – that spontaneous flight that is gifted to me by these “finer things”.
When you think of the “finer things in life” you probably think first of decadence and expensive items like champagne and caviar; jaguars and diamonds.
But think again.
What indulgences do you enjoy that are hard-to-come-by and true one-of-a-kind gems? I’m talking about things that cost no money, but also cannot be created or attained by giving yourself an uninterrupted afternoon full of time.
Free-fall back into your memory and find unassuming moments when you were caught by surprise and taken on a spirit-soar. Those are the “finer things in life”.
Maybe now as we approach the closing of this year it is a good time to contemplate these things. Let me present this as a prompt and an invitation:
Describe one or more of your “finer things” and send it to me
with permission to post it here on the Nitty Gritty of Writing.
You’ll be a featured guest blogger!