Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Limited

Most things on this earth are limited.

I find that Limited is beautiful. Simple things like limited slices of cake. We always want more, but if we had an infinite supply, it wouldn't be as special. I never thought I would say this, but I am glad that cake is limited.

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When I was little, I always wanted the rides on the carousel to be unlimited. It would normally stop after about ten 15 or so laps around, but I never wanted it to end. But we all know I would have eventually gotten bored of it and cried out to my parents to yank me off. The thing about 'the limited' is that it makes us treasure it more. Like those last hours of daylight. Like the last days of Summer.


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What are the limited things that you celebrate?

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29 comments:

MYSAVIOR said...

Cake is limited? ;o)
Ice Cream - definitely limited but tastes so good.

{eleise} said...

I really like to shop at the Limited! hehe =)

and that cake is making me crave something sweet!

Lily G. said...

pretty much any sweets are limited, but oh so good!!

Vanessa said...

Homemade macaroni and cheese!

Kris said...

I like how the seasons change in New York. I think I would get antsy if it were always summer or always winter!

Carol said...

Rich comfort foods - yum!!

Jessica Marie said...

i think that it definitely makes you appreciate things more

i celebrate the limited time that i get to spend with my husband during the week :D

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh so true! I enjoy limited orange moons, very low in my horizon. I love to watch the moon rise! :)

Tali Schiffer said...

I cherish the last moments before falling asleep. Those limited minutes or seconds that my brain still works in full speed and the good ideas come up

alli michelle said...

Agreed! When something is limited, it is definitely more treasured. As a military wife, I always treasure the time I have with my husband.

Mo said...

you are sooo right ! in my family we don't really celebrate Xmas but we celebrate St Nicolas, for a weekend the 27 members of my mom's family gather in my grandparents house, we all come from far away, and we spend the most amazing time..and always complain that it's only 2 days and how it would be wonderful to stay like this forever...but...i assume we'll end up killing each other lol

Jean said...

Beautifully said. Today I'm savoring my limited supply of Andes Mints. Mmm... so good.

Kaye Prince said...

I celebrate turkey! I know that sounds weird, but it's one of my favourite things and I usually only get it once a year. I get it on (Canadian) Thanksgiving and the only reason I get it (because my Mum hates making turkey) is that it's my birthday! Obviously not every year is Thanksgiving actually my birthday (October 5), but I was born on Thanksgiving weekend so it's always been "my" holiday.

I also like to celebrate the free time I have just to read or sew. I don't get a lot of that now since I'm doing my Masters, but when I do it's amazing!

Just checked out your article Dionne - great job! I dunno why, but my comment showed up three times on it :D

the Lost Earring said...

The homemade cupcakes in the fridge are limited. Mmmm and the milk that goes with them :)

LBB said...

Love your post! You're so right...we wouldn't appreciate things quite as much. I enjoy all of the seasons...but I always get excited about & anticipate the next one...like Fall! And I'm especially glad that Winter does not go on forever even though it sometimes can feel that way here!

Hilary Leister said...

Limited things I celebrate....

1) my evening Popsicle
2) spending time with my boyfriend
3) watching reruns of The Office

... all things I wish I could do a lot more often...

Tender Branson said...

I'm glad the summer is limited. I start to miss the fall and winter.

Phoenix said...

gorgeous shot of that merry-go-round! (at least I think it's a merry-go-round.)

Have to agree with Tender Branson and say that the seasons being limited makes me enjoy them that much more... but I'm always a little impatient for the next one!

Michelle said...

Wow, I've never thought about it like that. You're so right. For me, quiet time is limited, so when I do get it, I cherish it for all it's worth.

nifer said...

I cherish limited time with my boyfriend, limited trips to the beach, limited moments spent anywhere but here, limited walks on Boston streets, limited glasses of great wine, limited days of perfect weather... and above all..

I cherish every day of my life... because it too is limited.

Great post, thank you for always inspiring me and making me think.

~ Jen

Little Miss Tiara said...

oh my, this is a very much wise post, really. I've thought about this once or twice but never really put attention to even write about it, now that you mention it the thing I remembered was Economy class, you know, satisfaction theory.

I cherish my limited days with my girly friends, my limited internet connection (lol) and my limited knowledge which keep me to learn more each and every day :)

the Lost Earring said...

PS Blogger preview is broken, so one realizes I have a new post from Wed. Come on by if you get the chance :)

sweetwilliam said...

I am so excited because I have booked my tickets to see my sister in December and I will cherish every moment of our limited time together.

Dash said...

My limited joys are mousse cakes , beach holidays and time spent with frineds and fmaily!:):)

mjb said...

Your illustrations are so neat!

simplesong said...

Great post -- you're so right! Sweets are up there for me. xoxo.

Bri said...

I think that I celebrate the limitedness of food. I always try to make the perfect amount, with no leftovers, as I think everything is better when you have just a tiny taste of it. Then you get to experiment the next time!

nifer said...

Yay Dionne! You got three outta my five things for the weekend! Awesome! Definitely enjoy your simple but oh so pleasant weekend!

~ Jen

Anna Ander said...

Well, I feel really shallow for not writing something beautiful about the time I spend with my family, but the limited things I celebrate right now are (drum roll) Reece's Peanutbutter Cups. Yup. Just came home from the States with a bag full and I am cherishing each bite. Can't buy them in Sweden, never found them anywhere in Europe – this is a truly limited celebration.