About spiritual luxury
Coco Chanel once said, ”Some believe that LUXURY is the opposite of poverty. No, it’s the opposite of vulgarity.”
Six years ago, I went to Disney Sea with my computer to try to be a nomadic worker. I was the only person with a computer open. A nomad worker in a dreamland, a person who has fulfilled the dream of entrepreneurship, I also wanted to experience that sense of freedom.
So, what’s going on at Disneyland now? I opened the ticket website for the first time in a while. Before I knew it, the admission restrictions had been lifted and it was back to being possible to buy tickets on the day. Also, it seems that a weeknight passport has been available since July. I bought a ticket to enjoy an impromptu trip to the Tokyo Disney Sea!
I downloaded the Disneyland app and my ticket appeared there. And to my surprise, it had evolved to another level, from the beloved paper map to a map with GPS. When did that happen? Even if you are not at Disneyland, you can open the app and see the wait times. Within Disneyland, it also shows your location, making it even more convenient. The app also allowed restaurant reservations. Two available restaurants were shown, so I made a reservation at an Italian restaurant on the canal.
I came to Disney Sea six years ago, It felt strange to think that much time had passed since then. In front of the fountain with the globe at the entrance, there were a lot of 20-somethings. There are a lot of people with a lot of free time on their hands. I’m one of them.
I started walking and arrived just in front of the theatre where Mickey’s show was on, but I chose not to go in. I decided to take a walk and enjoy my meal at 7 pm.
Popular attractions had long queues of young people waiting 80 minutes or so, but it didn’t matter to me. The apps were no longer relevant and I just walked with my senses. The 21st anniversary Disney trees were lush and I felt like I was taking a walk in nature. On the bridge, a person was holding an SLR camera. I was curious to see what kind of composition she was taking, so I looked at the landscape beyond the lens and saw a structure like the Hagia Sophia, which was beautifully reflected in the setting sun.
The Disney Sea walk is a compact round-the-world attraction. It also allows visitors to walk on the imaginary ocean floor where Ariel lives. Admiring the structures and artworks, Disney Sea felt like a museum.
After the round-the-world walk, the traveler arrived at an Italian restaurant in Venice. There was a 40-minute wait without a reservation, but with a reservation, it was quick to get in. No restaurant in a city would have such a large pizza oven. I was again surprised by the authenticity of the food. I learned a new pleasure: paying the park entrance fee to have a course meal in Disneyland.
After dinner, I went for a walk for the second time to refresh my stomach. I enjoyed shopping for the next seminar and the illuminated scenery. The night show was about to begin and many people were starting to gather in the central harbor. As I wandered around to find the best position, a firework went up just above me. Lucky me. I took a video and shared it with my community and blog.
And I received comments on my blog. Some commented, “It’s a very luxurious way to use the TDS, not for the rides.” I see, so this is luxury.
And one member of my community searched for Luxury. ”Luxury people always say, “Is there anything I can help you with?” That’s true. That’s what I always say.
Six years ago at Disney Sea, I was trying to do something, but now I wasn’t trying to do anything. I’m happy doing nothing, “Dolce far niente” like I’m Italian.
Luxury may not be about money, but about spiritual luxury and freedom.