Monday, August 25, 2008

Four Dollars Can Change Your Life

Or at least buy you some symmetry.

I was walking by an upscale eyewear shop today. I was struck by a remarkable moment of clarity. The angel of self-respect on my shoulder whispered in my ear, "Go inside."

So I did.

And for four dollars, the kind woman with magical hands straightened the arm of my sat-upon glasses.

My face no longer looks neglected. Or in recovery from a lovely evening of fisticuffs. Nor is my head cocked to the side to compensate for skewed angles.

Moral of the story:

Joni Mitchell is always right. You don't know what you got 'til it's gone.
And money does buy happiness.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I enjoyed your post. I have been there. I was intrigued with the "four dollars can change your life" quote. While it is true that money doesn't buy happiness, I do think sometimes we let money stand in the way of moving forward
My deal is putting off taking my clothes to the dry cleaner, then I avoid doing some things that would move me forward because I simply need to drop off dry cleaning because I don't want to spend the money. Thanks for the reflective moment and have a great weekend. Deb