Friday, May 23, 2014

Conference room

This is our conference room. In a few days it will have a long table and chairs and lots of useful things and I will miss when it used to be airy and light and full of a hundred meetings that had not yet happened.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Delusion of privacy

"You were barely human" he says.
"How so?" 
"I saw you with your husband and found you so attractive. You're not like I imagined".
"You're so much better. Now that I know you."
"We're all only human" she whispers.
Our collective delusion of privacy: we so easily believe no one is listening, even on a crowded evening bus.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Moderately grateful

My view of the world is black and white. Conversations with Boyfriend go like this:
Me: I’m giving up coffee. I’ll drink tea instead.
Boyfriend: Why don’t you just drink coffee sometimes?
Me: I’m sick of my hair. I’m going to cut it like Annie Lennox.
Boyfriend: Why don’t you get a trim and see how you feel?
Every time he gives me an un-extreme option it blows my mind that it’s even available to me.
I’d declare this fills me with such gratitude my heart could burst; but he’d feel more comfortable if I instead stated I’m moderately grateful for his perspective.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Magical moment

That magical moment when you formally interview someone; then run into her a few days later in the gym locker room, naked.

Amazing humans

At Heathrow Airport I left my purse hanging from a hook in the bathroom. Inside: wallet, cash, passports, phone, blackberry, boarding pass, a notebook and my planner. A woman found it and handed it to a security officer. I found it intact a frantic 8 minutes later. Not only are humans amazingly kind, they are also highly organized.


Life is so much easier when you decide to assume people have good intentions and are trying their best. We all deserve to be regarded in the best possible light; and to travel through life unburdened by suspicion.