Panties by the Ounce
That got me thinking about lingerie & the comparative similarities. By its very definition caviar is a delicacy, consisting of salt-cured fish eggs of the Acipenseridae family of fish; I believe that translates to the Sturgeons, first eaten in the 15th century. Those delicious little eggs are very expensive! So exclusive they are sold by the ounce; now consider if lingerie were sold by the ounce! I think it's just as elusive & difficult to craft such delicacies as lingerie, spun from the imagination.
Those audacious little fish eggs called caviar signal an occasion marker that used to be attainable only by the rich & famous. Sadly, some still feel that way about beautiful lingerie. Caviar is so precious and delicious that it commands you to savor the moment, much as an exquisite lingerie set will take your breath away & you will forever remember the first time it was worn. Now, here is where the comparison in ounces really diverges.
Most of the worlds caviar is exported from Russia or Iran. Most of the exquisitely designed & hand crafted lingerie, is created in Italy & France. Caviar is sold by the ounce, lingerie by a different measure. But what if they were both in the same currency, by the ounce. Would you still see it as an extravagance, or would you value the potential longevity of your investment? Both are an investment in joy. Release yourself to joy & the ounces fly away!