Brand New Just For You

  

I vaguely remember hearing that NBA players never wear the same pair of sneakers twice at games. Not sure if that story is a fable or not but I rather fancied the idea. It left me fascinated with the notion of being given new artillery for each new battle. 

New. It’s a concept we can’t really process as a result of the diminished value once we pull off a car dealership’s lot and smear fingerprints across the window of every new experience we touch. 

Conditioned to sing about “mercies, new every morning” according to Biblical scriptures and life experience; I can’t say I remember the last time “new” really felt new…for me

So I open the floor and pose a question: What does the phrase “brand new” mean to you?

If not here, then in your journal make the result of your reflections known🌹e

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15 thoughts on “Brand New Just For You

  1. To me it is a change in mindstate….I love the way you express in your writing sis. “New. It’s a concept we can’t really process as a result of the diminished value once we pull off a car dealership’s lot and smear fingerprints across the window of every new experience we touch. “

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    1. My Sistah… Peace..so then we’d liken in to “new for you”. Sorta like walking into a thrift store? Nothing new under the sun…but it’s “new” for me…

      Wrote a love song along those lines. I hear you & thank you🌹

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  2. There are two ways of thinking about this.

    Objectively speaking ‘brand new’ denotes an object that no one else has used.

    But If I buy a used car it is new for me. I subjectively assign to it the value of new.

    The same is true of an experience.

    Experiential ‘new’ is subjective.

    Prayer is always fresh, love is always a wonder, and to sit a marvel at the magic of creation is always new for me.

    I look at a flower and see all of the flowers I’ve ever seen and each of them is a fresh expression of joy from the artist we call God.

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  3. Brand new is as new as it can get for me. It’s un-used. But new can mean so much. Like living in a new house… the house might be totally old but for me it is new because I only just moved in… good one! Another word that has so many meanings although it seems so clear what it’s supposed to mean…

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