Quote:Hi David! We're on at the same time! We're having a conversation! Hurray! I'm grinning like an idiot
(hey, maybe I'm one of the 95% idiotic population) - but you must be TIRED! It's 3:00 in the morning in NY....
Sometimes, I fall into an alternate state of awareness,
while at my computer.
You know - I've had to think long and hard about my purpose with this restaurant. I did feel that I was doing something a little more worthwhile with my life and time teaching and I did love it. But I've come to view this as worthwhile and in some ways much easier and less pressure filled so it's easier to learn about and enjoy the people because there's no other agenda.
I'm not responsible for helping them overcome learning disabilities and learn how to read. I'm not responsible for helping them overcome low self-esteem and past failures, etc., etc.
All I'm responsible for is helping them have a good meal and a good time - and that's something I enjoy doing too.
Blessed Freedom ?
As the summer comes - I can sit outside with them and enjoy the sunshine
and learn about their lives and drink a glass of wine with them. I've decided just to go with it and enjoy this part of my life right now - and sure- I'll return to teaching someday. But this job has helped me really see the good and happy side of most people and realize how much I like them.
And that's been good for me.
U shoud CELEBRATE! Does your family help u ?
R u having Beef Wellington there ?
You should see some of the faces I see. I'm taking my camera to work starting Monday
and doing some portraits and then you can see what I see.
*I just realized today IS Monday - it's my only day off - so it still feels like Sunday.
I'm taking my camera to work tomorrow - Tuesday...
That sounds like FUN.
Maybe u 'll stir up some business from the denizens of A2K.
Quote:Yes, it does feel sort of like blessed freedom ( from responsibility in some ways )- I even feel freer there than I do at home sometimes where I have all my chores and responsibilities. There I can sort of just hang out and be creative- I just have to make sure I keep it clean and don't give anyone food poisoning. And that's not hard for me - I enjoy cleaning.
Yes - my daughter has become an excellent waitress and as a very creative sort, is in charge of presenting the desserts attractively.
My son, someone who's bright and athletic but in whom I had never seen signs of having a creative bone in his body- is an EXCELLENT and artistic chef. He creates works of art and wonderful soups- from scratch- no recipe - all instinct.
It's been lovely to see this and learn more about him- I thought I knew it all.
U NEVER KNOW!
Quote:Anyone's welcome to visit of course.
I haven't seemed to have inspired very many lasting friendships among the British a2k brigade.
Oh well - can't be everything to everyone I guess.
Nice talking to you David.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOOD FORTUNE!
Good and safe rule. I have often thought about the actual percentage, is it actually 70%, 80%, or 95%.
It's got to be lower then 95% if you think about it.
Sure, the question the becomes (in fact it arguably was the main question all along) by what measure do we decide what is or is not human, and further by what authority is present day man the arbiter of what is or is not human?
i "think". im definitely in the 5%.