Stories appear to the center of a person’s thinking and motivation. Robert Shiller’s new book “Narrative Economics quotes some of Sartre’s thoughts on the subject.
“A man is always a teller of stories, he lives surrounded by his own stories and those of other people, he sees everything that happens to him in terms of these stories and he tries to live his life as if he were recounting it.”
This suggests stories can be the most effective way to connect with other people.
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Sunday Mrs M made reference over a meal with family how I used to be merely a carrots and peas person before I met her. That is totally true. It got me thinking how much simpler food was back in the sixties when vegetable options such as mange tout and broccoli were not even heard […]
via A Crown and Red Roses — Ramblings from Retirement
Think back to your first gig starting out in whatever you were doing.
Circa 1982. First moot court. Complete with long hair and mustache. The cheek protector glasses that darkened automatically when you went outside. Blue pin stripe with vest. Classic.
We all still have that youngster inside of us.
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One of the highlights of our India trip was several nights at the Lake Palace. Built in 1743, the Lake Palace was home to the rulers of Udaipur, is now a heritage hotel run by the Taj group of hotels. It stands in the midst of the 696 hectare man-made Lake Pichola. The magic starts with a short boat ride from the mainland to the hotel. The hotel is one of the few buildings in the world completely surrounded by water.
Just as we entered, we were showered with rose petals from someone on the upper level. The staff are exceptional of course. There are 83 spacious rooms and suites. The center courtyard has an enchanting Lily Pond. A sole musician is often playing softly in the courtyard. In the evening, local artists provided the entertainment.
There are a few places to dine in the evening. All of it was tremendous.