Sometimes, life hands you a gift, and you discover a secret ingredient you didn't even know was missing till you tried it. You read an article in a magazine and realize that you had never thought of adding cinnamon-ginger-bourbon-soya sauce-monkeybrains to your favourite recipe. You try it, and voila! The pinnacle of perfection.
Sometimes, you get the brainwave all by yourself. You're brushing your teeth one morning, or maybe you even have a dream and you wake up thinking: "Hey! You know what? I bet my favourite recipe would be brilliant with just a dash of cinnamon-ginger-bourbon-soya sauce-monkeybrains!" And you give it a whirl, and voila! The Iron Chef is trembling at the mightiness of you.
Or maybe that song would be perfect with just a hint of violin. Or that poem would leave Shakespeare in the dust with just that one comma. And so on.
And then there are the days when you wake up and something is missing from your life, and you have no idea...But you go about your day in blissful ignorance, and the world turns on its axis all the same. And then somebody brings home that missing something, and you know what? You still really don't need it. Nope. You really don't, not one bit.
Like, for example...Oh, I don't know. For the sake of illustration, let's say this hypothetical something - this thing that you didn't know you needed this morning, and now that it's leaning up against your kitchen wall, you still don't really need it - let's say this item is, for example...A broadsword.
Like this one:
Nope. You know what? I still don't need one!
And now that I have one, I can say that with complete and utter confidence.
Sadly, I don't think it's going anywhere.