Autumn 2014

43.

Gratitude, day 4

 

I sit in a market besides Christmas tree decorated in flowers, sparkling lights, and inject myself with winter feeling this cool day outside. Today is one of those days when I entertain myself non stop, I celebrate my life! I went to an exhibition in Triskel Arts, had a coffee in very fancy restaurant and tried red shoes on, made by Prada, hey! And Louboutines as well; they both felt great I'll tell ya, I giggled all the way...

I go to luxury shops (like Brown Thomas- today) time from time. To stimulate my visual imagination, not to buy. To see how fashion seasons change. I try good shoes on, I smell leather gloves; sometimes, if I feel like it, I'll try on clothes. I look at myself in a triple mirror and ENJOY the scenery- how beautiful I am! In Gucci fur coat or Saint Laurent white dress... Sometimes I'll try a piece of jewellery, sometimes- the most expensive silk scarf; I swing around Crystal of Waterford which reflects thousand colours in a perfect light and feel so happy and so rich, I too shine! At bedroom section next- Missoni... ah, I like... And for desert is Christmas Wonderland today- specials for every living Alice! I walk inside the music boxes, through the snow I carry basket full of cherries towards the village Christmas lights glow...

I do not have a desire to own these things believe it or not, I look at them as Art which is not for sale. Or sometimes, I imagine I have all of them at home, so I just browsing, because I have some time at hands and like the candle smell of Jo Malone... Feels luxurious both ways! After, I carry sparkles on my face all day...

 

I have learned to live my life slightly different way while being out of work. More simple- ascetic aesthetic, I would poetically say, hehe; but never less classy way! More natural to our human nature in a sense, I think. I pay attention how I spend money and do not feel shortage of them as much. I do research before I go socialising: where are free events or best deal quality wine in town, and when is window sale in my favourite shop (second hand). I find that three euro face cream from Aldi is not that bad at all, and with coconut oil your body falls in love... The book shop I volunteer in gives me books and magazines to take home and when I read them, to return. Mountains of movies offer city libraries as well. I have one famous friend who would organise a free ticket for me to the best shows in town now and then. I do not dine in the city, I eat my dinners home; but have most beautiful desert instead of a main course. I grocery shop every second day, so never throw any food away no more and my meals are always fresh, isn't that great? One thing I miss is travel. But I will work around this too, some day, I'm sure. So I am glad to learn these things and like living this way more, I have to say. There is no need to own the entire world, just play with it and when get tired of a game ask yourself: Are you taking this home? I am sure to carry home a thing you are already bored of would just add weight unnecessary, right? Well, in the end- for each its own, I guess; I choose to travel light.

So interesting the way it goes. It was a time when I desired to own the world, and maybe, I will want it at some point again, who knows. Even that now I understand that we do so anyway. For the price of Love everything is available to us, enjoy!

 

Pure gratitude again...

 

The higher the heel, the better you feel, hehe  (from Christian Louboutine) Briga Saulė, 2014

The higher the heel, the better you feel, hehe (from Christian Louboutine) Briga Saulė, 2014

by Brigita Stasun