I can’t say it any more eloquently than the Reader’s Digest:
I do like the fact that we can use our “I-don’t-want-to-write” time to be productive in our marketing. And also, we’re not given time to write, we take it.
Now, back to writing for me.
“It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing.” Gertrude Stein
Moving thousands of miles from home involves more than selling everything you own and buying it again months later at Goodwill. Your entire infrastructure dissolves – doctors, dentists, the car guy who won’t rip you off and your hairdresser.
I’ve had three haircuts (or is it four?) since we moved, including an overzealous stylist who took a bit of my ear with the hair. These were big box salons, the ones who peg you as “A Number Five” and you never have the same stylist twice.
The other day, I was overdue for a cut and decided to gamble on a salon near my local grocery store. It couldn’t be worse, yeah?
I opened the door, and when I regained consciousness from the fumes of permanents and medieval hair tortures, I gave my name to Flora.
I love Flora. When I told her “don’t be afraid to go short” with my already short hair, she didn’t question it or nibble off an eighth of an inch, but enthusiastically said, “Now you’re talking!” and got to work.
It was the best haircut ever.
My infrastructure is slowly rebuilding. Thank you, Flora.
It’s always bittersweet to read a story about 9-11. The images of that day will never fade, and it hurts to remember the pain and tragedy that still lingers. But, hope springs from tragedy, and this new story renews my faith in the American spirit.
Scott Lahmers is an “elevator guy” working on One World Trade. Take 2:35 minutes of your day to watch his inspiring story of the last major installation for this iconic building.
I’m sure the tales are universal, not just British…