Thursday, August 31, 2006

Confessions Of A Window Shopper

It's a favorite American pastime, window shopping! We are addicted to the sensations at the mere sight of luxurious items displayed in windows, showcases and show rooms!

"Oh honey, look at the diamond necklace!"  "That Mink Coat looks heavenly!" "Oh my, I can see myself in that Ferrari"

How unfortunate that the mink that surrendered its life to make that coat never got to hear all the "ohhs & ahhs". How unfortunate that the jeweler who spent a week of his life laboring on that necklace will never see the smiles his workmanship yields. How sad, that a mother of four, who sleeps on a grass mat, will never know the ectasy that is felt when someone sits in the leather seat she hand stitched that went into that Ferrari.

The more adavanced we become with technology and our global industrialization, the more distant are the "ohs&ahs". However, I am reminded of my fondest "window shopping" adventure, and that is, walking outside and watching nature. Chilren playing, a dog, a sunrise, a sunset, a smile, flowers..........each  vision so fine and exquisite in its construction......all made by one hand. I trust, the "ohs& ahs" I emit in the form of a thankful prayer, are heard and happily received by its maker!

"oh & ah" often.....He loves hearing from you!

Peace~~~Marc :)


robinngabster said...

Don't forget to stop and smell the roses I always say.  The most beautiful painting is the one nature made!

tschamberland said...

Ooo, ahhh, reminders to stop and smell, look, take it all in before the moment passes.  This certainly should be done more often by all of us.  :)


mariebm56 said...

I was never one for shopping, but I am an admirer of one of the most famous artist of our  time....GOD...; )  His work is outstanding, He has a great use of color....I just love his  his sunsets, not to mention his fabulous patterns( animals)...& his flowers....ohs & aaaaaaaahhhhs
; )

inafrnz247 said...

I was touched by where this entry ended up going... very beautifully written.

mutualaide said...

Nice entry Marc.  

philadlfiagrl said...

you're so right marc! i dont ooh and ahh that much, in fact, i hardly shop or window shop, i think i'm an aberration to the female gender, lol


lifes2odd said...

I think you already know how much I agree with you Marc!
((hugs)) Martha

delela1 said...


Thanks, once again, my friend.



redsrows said...

Nice entry Marc. Every morning when I take my daughter to school I always look at the sun rising up in the sky and I say thank-you God for painting us another beautiful picture. Everyday is new and amazing!