Saturday, 24 April 2010

From the back of my head

Today I cut my hair for the first time. My hair has been cut before of course. But not by myself.

Lots of mirrors. Patience. Re-doing it.

And for the first time I really experience the back of my head. An area full of craters, mountains, valleys - and lots of hair pointing in all directions. Even individual hairs pointing in all directions!

This is an area not far from my eyes and ears. But still - I have not seen it before. Not the way I did today. Not the way you have to see it when you try to cut your hair by yourself.

Then it struck me. If the exterior of the back of my head is this interesting and hard to see and reach, how about the interior of the back of my head.

What amazing stuff can be found in there. What things and thoughts dwell in there. And how can I get into that space.

The exterior of the back of me head can be seen and reached with double mirrors and twisted arms. What tools do I need to get into the interior of the back of my head?

The result of the hair cut was not too bad. And the chain of thoughts started even better... how do I make use of my full head. How do I turn my whole brain on. How do I access the back of my head...

The journey to the back and middle of my brain has begun.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

My name is And - almost


Today I realized that my first name starts with "And" and my last name ends with "and".

Would that explain why I prefer "and" over "or"? Probably not.

But I do prefer and over or. And I am glad that I finally saw that my name is very connected to that super-word (i.e. "and").

Saturday, 10 April 2010

To model is to play.

Today I swapped from winter to summer tires on one of the cars. Started some thinking about accidents, injuries and tires.

So I started Southbeach and started to play.

It is not something complete. Or finalized. It is just the result of me thinking, playing and illustrating a few situations for a few minutes.

Anyway, the good part is that I find modelling, eh playing, very relaxing and inspiring. And I almost feel like an artist, like Michelangelo. Changing perspectives, adding elements, removing. Re-thinking.

So, why not model, play, draw, sing, build your problem or situation. You might get surprised from what you learn. And how fun it is.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Communities separates

Every new community community, group or network creates new boundaries. Bring people together for a cause or idea will also identify the ones not joining or supporting the idea (actively).

The idea with a community is to bring people closer together. To share knowledge, spend tie together, enjoy each other company and so forth. But it also creates distance to non-members. And as such could create tension and conflicts.

Obvious? Perhaps.