24.1.07

Save The Best For Last...

& you could end up not using it!

All of us have received (at least once in our life) the email about the man who lost his wife. You know the email, it goes something like this...

"A man recently suffered a great loss - his wife had passed away. While going through her belongings, he discovers the lingerie that he bought for her, lying in her drawer untouched. He picks it up and strokes it lovingly. He tells you that she never wore it, claiming that it was too good to use and she was saving it for a special occasion. He puts it down and then picks up a beautiful perfume bottle, still filled to the brim. It was her favourite perfume, he says. But again, it was untouched. And again, for the same reason - she was saving it for a special occasion".

For our first year anniversary, hubby's parents bought us a set of 4 Austrian lead crystal wine glasses. They're delicate, sparkly and look too good to drink from. We put them in our display cabinet and left them sitting there with our other normal wine glasses. They've been sitting there looking pretty for a couple of months now.


Last weekend, we bought another set of these crystal glasses at a closing down sale and now have enough glasses for a dinner party of 8. So we washed them and put them together with our initial set of crystal glasses. It's all looking very pretty and very posh. Exactly how they're supposed to look.

Except for one problem. I'm looking at them thinking that they're too delicate for us to drink out of.


But I don't want to end up being like the wife at the beginning of the story who saved everything for a special occasion. There are still so many things that I want to experience, and holding out until something special happens might just take too long. So that's why I think I should just take action here and now and deal with it. Life's too short to hesitate.


So I grabbed 2 glasses, headed to the fridge and poured orange juice into our beautiful crystal glasses and shared a romantic toast with hubby, entwining our hands just like you see in the movies.


I have only one thing to say about that experience - orange juice never tasted quite so delicious...

5 comments:

izso said...

crystal glass cups.... and orange juice?

And has it been a year already? Jeez. Where does time fly man.

pugly said...

Damn! And here I was thinking you were saving them for when I come over ... *sniffs*

mer said...

I totally subscribe to that theory! I would have poured chocolate milk if I had my own crystal glasses! (Altho i got no one to drink it with AHAH)

*ching ching*

Danny said...

I bet Cendol tastes better in a chilled crystal glass. If only you could get cendol there... :P

NinJaMoo said...

Izso: Yeah...rocks! ;)

Pugly: Come over and test-lah! ;)

Mer & Danny: *cheers* Chocolate milk, chendol, root beer floats...bring it all on! My crystal glasses can take on ANYTHING! ;)