A few weeks ago, the main "fashion" shopping street was closed to traffic so people could walk around and view the new fall collection's in the shops. At the same time, one could meander through the Ferrari collections parked in the middle of the street. Do the upscale fashions go hand in hand with Ferrari's? I heard comments from the local Italians who are having a difficult time putting food on the table, and paying their bills, say that the exhibition was like a kick in the face, or spit in the eye. The economy is horrible everywhere, yet at the same time, they make a big extravaganza of things that no one can afford. Sure, wouldn't everybody want to buy a $700,000 red Ferrari Enzo? Wouldn't most women like the opportunity to buy a 2,000 Euro blouse? However, most of us who walked down this street, cannot even consider of buying such luxuries. We can only dream of such things.
I have to admit, the cars were beautiful, and I mean beautiful. To listen to the Ferrari engine roar made me think of the best sexual experience...Actually, I could see myself sitting on the front leather seat with my hair blowing through the wind and a really hot guy sitting right next to me. He was giving me the look of love with a big smile on his face. When I finished strolling through dreamland, I woke up and decided that I needed to play the lottery more often. I wonder how many of the other people were dreaming like I was.
Just about everyone was taking photographs with their cell phones, or small digital camera's. I saw some professional looking folks bouncing around in the attempt to get that perfect shot. I took some images myself, just look at them, are they not good?
While glancing around, I had to take a shot of the "model" looking girl standing in front of one of the shops, just look at her stance, is she a professional? I took a shot of a sweet looking foreign young man with a glint in his eyes. He was standing proudly by a Ferrari looking as though he just made it to heaven.
I also noticed many "single" women wondering around all dressed in fancy clothes. A person told me that they are hoping to find some rich man. I think to myself as a response, "Can money really buy happiness, how can a women be with a person just for money and live with herself?" I know that I sound a bit naive, and I know that people really do live that way, I just cannot imagine it for myself. It seems to be a plastic world of unreality.
I know that if I won the lottery, I would not buy a Ferrari, I would pay off my children's and my student loans, pay cash for a nice home...or two. I am torn between two places, Florence and the states, if I were lucky enough I would buy two. Then, I would invest some and continue with my passion of photography projects. Now that is a dream!
Books: Ferrari: "A complete guide to all models" by, Leonardo Lcerbl
Lottery: "Lottery Master Guide" by, Gail Howard
Student Loan: "The Student Loan Scam: The Most Oppressive Debt in the U.S. History - and How We Can Fight Back" by, Alan Michael Collinge
Student Loan: "Zero Debt for College Grads: From Student Loans to Financial Freedom" by, Lynnette Khalfani
Student Loan: "How to Wipe Out Your Student Loans and Be Debt Free Fast: Everything You need to Know Explained Simply" by, Michele Burgh