I am neither a financially poor or rich person by modern western cultural standards and in terms of connection to other aspects of my cultural context I guess I am rich in some things and poor in others. It is what it is and generally I cope adequately with my situation just like millions of others on this planet; which is another way of saying that half the time I wander around with costume jewellery on the soles of my shoes and the other half of the time I freely go bare footed.
Yesterday I undercoated the Starling cockpit and varnished the cockpit slates. Why varnish this heavy duty part of the cockpit? ....... because I can, because of the aesthetic appeal of varnished mahogany and because I like the balanced look of it .......... and it's a surface that will feel great under my bare soled / souled feet.