Anonymous watercolour, 19th century: Scene from Mozart's opera  Le nozze di Figaro     

Anonymous watercolour, 19th century: Scene from Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro


In the Language of Luxury there is no sweeter word than APPRECIATION. It is well worth becoming fluent in the many wonderful meanings of this word.

Obviously, appreciation in real estate represents an increase in property value.  But, for many it may mean the ability to appreciate life more fully later in life due to increased financial security.

Appreciation is the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something. It can also be the full understanding of a situation.

Recently we attempted to purchase an album featuring the highlights of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, from our usual music provider. In anticipation of seeing the live performance in October, we wanted to gain a greater appreciation of the music and the libretto. Oddly, there was an error message that appeared and the purchase was aborted. So, we decided to purchase it from Amazon, instead.

As a subscriber of Amazon Prime we discovered a treasure trove of music of all genres that is included for free in the Prime service. WOW! To our surprise we found what we were looking for and it was included in our subscription.

There is so much to appreciate about this $99/year service, which pays for itself on savings from shipping costs alone. For us, anything else like movies, TV shows, or music included with the Prime subscription, is a bonus.

As we are writing this post we are playing The Marriage of Figaro on our wireless smartphone and it is being picked up on our wireless speakers. Can you imagine what Mozart would think about this level of luxury?

With so much content for free or for a minor cost compared to just 10 or 20 years ago, it is amazing how much we all tend to take for granted. Our lives our enriched beyond what we were even able to imagine.  It is good to take the time to appreciate this form of wealth!

Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

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