Daily Prompt: Lofty

Good morning!

I love this daily prompt. (Lofty defined on Merriam-Webster’s site here.)

So apropos too. I was looking at lofts again recently. I absolutely love lofts – this alone I think makes me lofty in a sense. I find the vertical space delicious.

 

 

But also I have a lofty view of things. Like luxury, for example.

 

 

Usually luxury sounds expensive. And from some perspectives, it is. But not always in the way we imagine.

 

 

Luxury, can also be playful and generous.
Like this gem I found this morning over chia coffee with the coconut trinity of milk, oil and sugar. (Yes – it chia coconut coffee is a religious ritual for me right now.) 

 

 

Playful art curators who challenge the iciness – or loftiness – that has intimidated me at least – of the art world. I was curious about studying art therapy and performing arts, art curation – but I felt I was not … lofty enough, you could say.

 

 

But maybe I am.  Maybe it doesn’t matter.

“In the land of plenty, luxury isn’t defined by opulence or excess. Luxury is the ability to make up your own rules.” – Massimiliano Gioni

 
I love that definition of luxury. It reminds me of another quote, by Coco Chanel.
 
Le luxe, ce n’est pas le contraire de la pauvreté mais celui de la vulgarité.
Translates to:
“Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.”
 

According to Thesaurus.com the antonym for vulgarity is politeness, decorum, restraint.

 

By that definition, I think luxury can be defined as freedom and kindness – or courtesy.

 

Sounds good to me. I think that’s in my budget. 

Feeling lofty still? I could imagine myself with my chia coconut luxurious coffee in one of these coolest lofts ever.

Care to join me?

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Image courtesy of Google search and http://www.alamy.com

via Daily Prompt: Lofty

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