When my sister, Bonnie, visited me last week and saw my 2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM named Francine, she lit up.
Bonnie has never been into cars, but she sure wanted in Francine.
And once behind the wheel, she didn’t want to let go, or get out.
It was raining that day, so Bonnie didn’t get to drive Francine.
Bonnie has been married for almost twenty-nine years. When her husband, Frank, got into the car, his eyes grew large and his smile grew wide.
I let him start the car. As he heard the roar of Francine’s engine, he seemed to radiate bliss.
Bonnie looked at him and said, “I haven’t seen that look on your face in twenty-nine years.”
Frank replied, “Get me a car like this and you’ll see it all the time.”
PS – If you think desire is bad, or the cause of all suffering, then you are believing a myth. Buddha actually said misunderstood desire and attachment to desire cause suffering, not desire itself. As Mandy Evans points out in a guest article just added to my site, babies learn to walk because of natural desire. It’s the most powerful force. It’s your inner compass letting you know you are on your path. But most of us squelch it. What do you desire?