Wednesday, July 23, 2008

No more ignoring the Ferrari

As is my wont I have abandoned the Ferrari. I did not mean to but since I know I have to sell it soon I have been concentrating my efforts and time on its replacement and the Porsche. This is stupid, there is a Ferrari in my garage, it is summer, and I barely drive it. I know what I am trying to do, I am trying to distance myself from the car so my lust for it diminishes. I remember a saying I heard as a child, time and distance lend perspective. By putting some distance between myself and the car I am trying to lessen the blow of parting from it. I am also missing out on further experiences with the car and better, more fully understanding my Ferrari ownership experience. I’m going to start driving the car again and I am going to do some of the events that I have felt are antithetical to my view of Ferrari ownership.

No I am not going to cruise around downtown at 1:00AM and I am not going to race all the kids in imports who challenge me (the car really) when I drive it. I am going to take it to a car show. Seems like a small thing but it is not me.

I don’t think I will take the car to the track again but I am going to take it on another wine country drive and just enjoy it with the full understanding that I will not have the chance to push it. So no more track days no more road trips just fun drives with the car. I am also going to suspend my focus on replacing the car. I want to finish my book prior to engaging in purchasing another.

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