I was told once that all things shiny are not as special as we think they are.
I will never forget my silent response to that statement. “Excuse me, I like alot of things shiny.”
This silver concho on my western saddle brightens my tacking and saddling process. It makes me feel rich and elaborate and “too much”. If you know what I am saying?
Shiny things reflect the emotions we sometimes hide to feel special.