It is also fun.
Certainly it is not work.
An insight here, a discovery there.
Hey, look at this!
I still remember appearing in a school play (Elementary).
Got a lot of laughs from the student body (playing a mother, Tootsie style).
Somewhere along the way, we have lost the inclination for play, the urge to create and an eye for possibilities.
IKEA is redesigning its home-office furniture to accommodate digital demand of a mobile workforce (first they sit in cubicles, then they commute from home with virtual-style cubicles at work or at Starbucks and finally back to the office, per Yahoo).
Even Palm is up for auction.
I didn’t let Amazon‘s Fire go unnoticed.
Whoever named that product knows a thing or two about human need for tribal affiliation, for gathering around the camp fire.
Camera men and news men all know that viewers glue to the set when they show fire scenes.
TV screen has replaced that warm fireplace in everyone’s home. Now Amazon’s Fire (pad) wants to take it to go.
Hey look at this (from my Fire).
E commerce has just got leg.
No longer shoppers are desk-bound or multitasking during lunch hour (last-minute browsing and clicking “Put this in Shopping Cart” for the holiday season).
Consumers spending drives the economy forward (bulk shopping in December).
What is the point of putting up Christmas decoration in the house while telling your children to shut the door (to guests and families).
Kids are smarter than we think (mine said yelling is counter-productive i.e. honey makes for better mouse trap).
Back to my Elementary school play. Back to childlike creativity and imagination. Back to sharing. Back to the beginning when everyone got his/her allotted sparks of creativity and of the divine.
It’s still there, lying dormant underneath your Christmas decoration. Sharing is not seasonal. And the tribal fire has never meant to be extinguished. It was meant to be shared, in gathering circle.
Just like when we were told to sit in circle, at a school play, dressing up like Tootsie.