Detail - Bosch
Like a dream one wakes from...
I was awakened during the night and those words came to mind. Medievals connected the three vices.
Curious. I then thought of Our Lady instructing B. Jacinta: "Avoid luxury*..."
Then, as if still dreaming, another thought occurred to me that all of our luxury and convenience can be wiped out in an instant. In an instant life can change ...
I couldn't sleep and so I got up to do a quick check online. Luxuria was once the word for, and subsequently is associated with lust. Luxuria is the root of our word luxury, which pretty much means to indulge oneself - right? Wiki defines luxuria this way:
Lust or lechery (carnal "luxuria") is an intense desire. It is usually thought of as excessive sexual wants, however the word was originally a general term for desire. Therefore lust could involve the intense desire of money, fame, or power as well. - sourceNow I'm sleepy.
*"Flee riches and luxury."