My friend in Hong Kong called today on skype. We had an hour chat and both smiled that we are both in a state of suspended animation, a sense of limbo. He is working in Mainland China being the only westerner at the firm where he doesn't speak Chinese, yet the working language is Chinese. I am sitting in Switzerland trying to learn high German as quickly as I can, even though one of my biggest weaknesses is learn languages. Then go try to understand the working language of Swiss German.
Both of us feel that there is a temporary feeling to our current lives, and neither knew exactly where we will be in the future, as nothing ever stays the same. What we both marveled at was the shortness of our human lives and how when one is young, you feel you have infinite time. As you age, you realize your short life will soon be over with the time on this planet.
Lets see what I can do in the next four days to layout ideas for how to finish out however much time I have left on this interesting planet. Brainstorm and concept development forward!
The second hardest thing for me to do behind languages is to take what I see in my head and on the sketchbook pages and simplify them into words that make sense, without spending a tremendous amount of time editing.
Perhaps that is why I write in this blog, there might be some idea that with practice I will actually learn to write better.
Hope springs eternal