If this is upbeat, I need syncopation.
I have decided that my notebook is a cool place and I would like to visit it more often. In particular I’d like to go read it sometimes and not just write in it. I opened it today, looking for a list of questions that I remember writing on a train going somewhere, and there in front of me was a page containing the words “The Story Of Stuff” with a double box around it pointed to by an arrow labeled “website & animated movie”.
Anyone who knows me will recognise so many reasons why this appeals to me: the hand-drawn sketchy animation, stick men who look disturbingly like the bj.c man, and the story of production consumption and disposal of products in our consumer society that is weighing so heavily on my mind these days. It’s 20 minutes and its great, make time, go watch it.
After my divorce and my parents dying in the early Noughties, I went to Kenya as a volunteer, party to have the experience of doing some sort of service but mainly to learn stuff, about myself and about the world.