Sunday 26th June 2016 was ‘Chocolate Pudding Day.’ (I KNOW!)
Once calm, this inevitably got me to thinking about indulgence and our weapon of choice when we’ve had a crap day (single malt and a hot shower, anyone?)
Or could it be that our attitude to indulging ourselves (or others) sheds light on our past – or our current views on what indulgence means?
Maybe for some of us, there isn’t or wasn’t the time / money / appetite for indulgences. Some of us may even have been raised in an environment where to be indulgent in any sense was to appear soft and weak-willed.
Or maybe indulgence in the sense of always giving in to certain people in our lives? “Let’s indulge them because…” [insert reason here]. But flipping that coin, could indulgence of others (and ourselves) be a mere synonym for tolerance?
How about indulgence to satisfy a need – a need that can be an empowering or destructive force?
And indulgence also necessarily throws up that word a good catholic girl like myself is very familiar with – ‘GUILT!’
But enough of my indulgent pontificating, what’s your take on the word?
Our writing prompt this week then is “Indulgence.”
Have a great writing week and hope you had a happy Chocolate Pudding Day!