By definition, “celere” means quick, fast, swift. Indeed, she is all that. But she is so much more.
To her owner she is a treasure to behold. He keeps her spotless and dust-free inside and out — for she is his pride and joy.
Perhaps a few of us have one, or even more, of these treasured items. We keep them in a safe place, perhaps take them out and polish them up now and again, and, on occasion, slip into them. Maybe we just sit a while and bask in their beauty — or maybe we take them out for an “Italian Tune Up.”
If I were to choose an item of mine that is of this kind, it would have to be my Boston Marathon jacket. In 2011, the year I ran, these coveted jackets were not embroidered. Instead, the logo was silkscreened and therefore seems vulnerable. Yet, the jacket will always be my pride and joy for all the efforts that went into getting it.
What is your worldly possession?