Left on my desk today.
Photo frame found on my dresser at mums place tonight. Many memories.
Chef Herb Faust giving the Herdsman customers a taste of his delicious salads on Anzac Day.
I’ve always loved and been amazed by people who ‘craft’. I don’t have the patience for it in the least. These crochets were made by the artist Kate Jenkins. Follow the link - they are so good.
To channel all your energies into something this beautiful must be an amazing feeling. Makes me want to take up something. When I lived in New York I loved to knit. I would sit for hours and knit - I need a mundane task like that. A bit like chopping vegetables, or swimming. It’s calming and meditative.
I just have to do it.
“And they don’t listen to you if you’re not interesting, and you won’t be interesting unless you say thinks imaginatively, originally, freshly.”
Kind of says it all really. I bang on to my planning students about the need to be interesting. It’s not some narcissistic way of being either. To really service your clients you need to get interesting. You need to know about stuff. You need to be able to talk about stuff; interesting or not.
This week, just through listening to the radio (Radio National) to and from my way to work and between driving to client meetings I found out about:
- The automotive industry in Australia and how it’s being subsidised buy the government I also found out that nearly 80% of call cars are imported. I found out that Japan only import 7% and they are only luxury cars like Bentley, BMW and they have a very healthy automotive industry.
- I heard about Ben Lee and his spiritual quest and the taking of a mind altering drug known as the ‘death vine’ - who knew?
- I considered the practice of excessive hand washing and how we are so prone to being clean that it’s actually making us sick. That nurses, on average, will wash their hands 50 times an hour - alcohol rub that is.
Now I am not sure about how this will apply to my work, but it’s interesting and in some way, made me think about stuff I just don’t think about.
My partner has a favourite saying that goes something like this: ’It’s a bad day when you don’t learn something new.’
That’s got to be a good thing right?