The Way Of The Way 230

A new house that’s for sale has its desirability variously described but it’s never described as “charming.” Charming is a word reserved to describe an old house that one would not buy from a practical point of view.

When we fall in love with a charming house (or anything for that matter), we can’t assess it practically relative to others. When we love all houses for the safe shelters they provide, we can easily pick the house that suits us from a practical perspective and not have future regrets.

The foregoing is also true about our relationships with loved ones or others who charm us who we treat “special,” but often ultimately to our regret.

Yet, in the short-term, as we love the charming, whatever practical problems arise are easy to brave.