Friday, 13 March 2009

Storm In A Teacup

Sorry I didn't get to post yesterday.

I was away at the lovely seaside resort of Torquay and did not get a chance to get to a computer.

Anyway I was at a meeting of a group of my colleagues in the South West region and was the coming together of a small group of people who have challenging jobs, with a degree of isolation, and who once a year create a couple of days of warmth and camaraderie.

We were able to say a touching goodbye to one of our number who due to complicated circumstances is having to close his organisation down. A heart-wrenching task.

It's a privilege to have the chance to say the things to someone we so often never get to say. What we admire about them. What we have learnt from them. How we will remember them.

We don't speak honestly often enough.

When you do it can get you into trouble of course.

Comments taken out of context and blown up out of all proportion.

And the fuss!!

It's a storm in a teacup.

The real story is in the everyday ups and downs of life.

In the human condition.

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