Indulge. It’s the latest theme for WordPress Photo of the Week. (Love the constant challenge!)
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word indulge, I see things in my mind that look a lot like chocolate fudge loaded with whipped cream. Or a lazy afternoon on the beach with a shallow book (purely for entertainment) and a tall glass of fruit shake. Loads of laughter and long tight hugs from my kids. That sort of thing.
But indulge can mean different things to different people. Heaven knows, the dictionary itself defines it in various ways:
- to gratify
- to yield to a desire
- to engage or to take part in, especially freely or avidly
Sounds good enough, except that as I’m going through the rest of the definitions in the dictionary, I start to get the feeling that the act of indulging might not be something I’d want to admit to, too often… especially when the additional entries in the big book define it as yielding to the desires and whims of, especially to an excessive degree and allowing oneself unrestrained gratification. Eep! Sounds like that might be a mite too unrestrained and maybe a wee bit too risky for my taste…
Except, I think, when it comes to living life.
Indulging in life: now that, to me, means living life to its fullest, and that can’t be anything else but a good thing, right?
But how to represent that in an image captured through a lens? For that I’d need a metaphor, and this is what INDULGE looked like through my lens today:
That’s actually just part of the story. Here’s the full monty, the big picture (poster?) that gives the complete story that lies behind the final cat-who-got-the-cream SLURP! shot:
(Click on the image to view a larger size)
And speaking of indulging in life and all it has to offer, here’s Andrea Bocelli to remind us of what we need most in order to do that as best as we can:
Hope you have a wonderful day filled with love-filled indulgences!