I recently sat with Frau Brandt, a woman I teach English to here where I live in Hamburg, Germany. I noticed she wore a stunning string of grey pearls. “Are those real? You look so dressed up. Are you going somewhere special?“ I asked her.
“No“, she replied. “I’m just going to the store.“
“And you are wearing such beautiful pearls to the store? You don’t save them for special occasions?“ I asked, incredulously.
“Honey, I’m 67 years old. I wear them as often as I can, while I still can.“
All my life, whenever I have something special I save it for a special occasion.
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