Ever wonder how long forever is?

rabbitAlice: “How long is forever?”

Luxury — or at least the concept — is about as subjective as anything can be. Because sadly, while some consider owning a 160 ft. yacht a luxury, others want for nothing more than clean water to drink. A sad and unfortunate truth of progress, or lack thereof for that matter.

One’s own concept, or illusion of what is or what is not luxe, can vary day by day. Some days, you can be reflective and grateful for the simple things … air to breathe, lungs to breathe in the air … while other days you’d give up a lung to trade that perfectly well-running American sedan for a foreign sports car (let alone a chance to take a ride on that aforementioned 160 ft. yacht).

Most people, when defining luxury, can easily spout out a gazillion items — like the list we all have of things we’d buy if only we could win the 700 million dollar mega lottery prize currently up for grabs. I have my list … I do … and while there is no yacht, there is also no mention of clean water to drink. Yet truth be told, I’d be all the happier if I never had one single thing on that list — because for me, the ultimate luxury items are the intangible ones. The daily observations that make me smile, let alone the ones that seem so far from my grasp.

And so, like Alice, I sometimes wonder … just how long is forever? Because like the concept of luxury, it too can be entirely subjective.

Alice: “How long is forever?”

The White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.”

Today’s introspective post brought to you by the Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones“Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can.”

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