M is for money.
Given that today is income tax filing day in the U.S. I thought we’d have a little run at the topic of moola.
Last week I was given a lovely piece of pyrite, commonly known as Fool’s Gold. Needless to say Fool is delighted to be paid in such currency. And while few people recognize it, I happen to be a millionaire, as evidenced by the currency below issued by the Bank of the Universe.
Being as rich as I am, I’ve also created my own currency. Because frankly U.S. currency is just plain boring. Seriously, what’s up with it? Where’s the color, the fabulous art, the fine design?
I think money should be fun and beautiful. Before adopting the Euro, the Netherlands had a fabulous colorful guilder which was a sunflower with a bee on it. Swoon-worthy in my opinion. A world without bee currency is missing something, and to address that important need I’ve created the first run of Honey Money. No need for any specific denominations, this Bank of Prosperity note is valued at “more than enough.”
Of course I do like Rumi’s thinking on this as well:
“If you want money more than anything,
you’ll be bought and sold.
If you have a greed for food,
you’ll be a loaf of bread.
This is a subtle truth:
whatever you love, you are.”
So what do you think? Wouldn’t life be more fun if all the currency we exchanged were fabulous little pieces of art? Have you ever created your own money? Had a special little bank where you saved your loose coins? Do you believe, as Rumi did, that whatever you love you are? Do tell – you know I love to hear.