I have never taken up one of the WordPress Daily Prompts, but I liked this one on asking us to write on that which we covet; things I see others having, but which I lack.
I COVET Martians! Sounds crazy, but let me explain
For me, it is nothing material. My wife and I have pretty decent incomes and, as environmentally-concerned people, we try to keep our material needs in check. I once had a neighbour say he was a bit envious of how little we cared about having expensive ‘glamour stuff’. He readily admits he is up to his ass in debt and bought his new mercedes and high end SUV because he is hyper aware that people in our hood drive nice cars. He was embarrassed about caring but he does care. We, on the other hand, are a one-car – VW Sports Wagon – family. Not that I am a saint. We spent a thousand dollars on an espresso machine, but I would have been perfectly happy not to if we could not afford it. So my wants are not material.
We do love to travel, but our limiting factor on that is not money. What I lack is the time. Between work and family (both of which I honestly really enjoy and would not choose to do a minute less doing), it is hard to fit in all of the things I would love to do more of. I have blogged on this before, but my wife and I work very hard to balance: family, work, health/fitness, relationship/sexuality and other hobbies. I would LOVE to have an extra hour or so every day.
The theme of the Daily Prompt is Keeping Up to The Jones and what do you covet that others have. Obviously no one has a 25 hour day…. unless you live on Mars. A day on Mars is almost 25 hours. That is what I want – the day that Martians have.