Think grand tables graced with the babble of voices sparking good cheer, with glasses clinking merrily over sumptuous dishes; the exchange of glances, a knowing nod that needs no words, a hand reaching out to a stranger, the innocent smile of a child, the outburst of affection offered so freely. And then there’s Nature, unfurling its creepers, forests and the oxygen under our every step, revealing flowerbeds, multi-coloured orchids and blooms with their astonishing perfumes and shimmering colours. This ferocious appetite for life, these outward signs of affection to others that make hearts skip a beat. The joyful pursuit of something “always higher, always stronger”.
Generosity fuels passion and throws good measure to the wind, proffering its unadorned beauty in profusion. Voluptuous female forms, an ecstatic crowd, an artist’s encore, someone to talk to, time given freely and a joyful moment shared.
Sentiment or raison d’être, generosity makes ten times the man and magnifies the world to another level. The taste of succulent fruit, the sweetness of warm pastry, beef bourguignon cooking slowly until it melts over a dancing flame. The comfort of friendship, companionship, forgiveness and kindness.