Sometimes I get tired of the corporate world. I feel nameless and faceless. It’s not about each individual, it’s about the common good. Or so they say. I have my own opinion about whose good it is – and I am sure you do not need me to spell it out to you. The company I work for has just been bought out. We are going from 10000 people world-wide to 17000 people. Nameless; faceless – each one of us. Most days, I don’t mind. But other days, it really gets to me.
My job is mostly virtual. I e-mail people all the way from Iceland to Australia but I have never seen their faces. For all I know there could be a green Martian at the other end. I miss interacting with real people. There are days when it’s much worse than others. Today was on of them. I literally felt like a spoke in a wheel, turning and turning. All for the greater good. It can get depressing, but I will not dwell on it.
Instead, I invite you to drool over this Blueberry Mascarpone Tart with Lemon Curd. It just made me smile when I saw it.
Hope you are all enjoying the Olympics. This was one of the most exciting moments for me – a test of endurance, to be sure.
I will be taking a small break in the coming 10 days. Family reunions, house painting and the seaside beckon. I am sure I will still do some visiting. There are some blogs that I just cannot stay away from. I will be back with a post about beautiful St Ives. Keep cool and chase your dreams.
Old Fire Engine – photographed at Grant’s Farm, St Louis, MO, July 2010
Lady Sylvia Steam Engine – photographed at Padstow Harbour, Cornwall, July 2012