Many years ago, my mother gave me a bottle of Joy perfume, advertised at the time as "the costliest perfume in the world". That made it feel so precious that I never dared to open it but kept it for the "special occasion" that justified its use.
So for at least 20 years, I have kept this tiny bottle unopened. It's silly when you think about it so today was the day that I finally opened and used it. It is a nice fragrance but probably not one that I would have chosen for myself.
My uncle's funeral yesterday made me think of all the things we save and not enjoy in life. Why do we do it? Why don't we use the good china and silver? Why are we too nervous to cut into vintage or expensive fabric? How many things do we find in perfect condition that somebody else never enjoyed?
Today, Voyt and I became godparents to my beautiful nephew Matteo and it was a day for Joy.
I do hope that you are inspired to enjoy something that you have been otherwise saving. Today is special, life is precious so do open that bottle of champagne you have been saving and drink to your good health!
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