Monday Meditation: Not what I planned to buy

Matthew and I were at Trader Joe’s yesterday, with the purpose of picking up a few essentials.  We didn’t have much time, so I had a pretty good mental image of how to navigate the aisles for maximum efficiency.  The minute we stepped inside, however, my attention was hijacked by the large floral display by the entrance.  So many vibrant bouquets, for a mere $3.99 each; I was a goner.

Matthew helped me choose one.  It has a happy Valentine’s Day feel to it.

What purpose does it serve?  Well, nothing, really — except to make me happy.  And it is exceptionally good at doing that.

John Ruskin once said, “Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless.” I’m all for being frugal, and careful with resources, and industrious.  But I think that attitude can be overdone.  Sometimes, you just have to give in to the beauty and let it divert you, every so slightly, from that oh-so-efficient course.

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