Going against the grain

21 Feb

I was running through Clapham Junction to catch a train; everybody was walking in the opposite direction. It is easy to move through a crowd when you are going against the grain. You can see which way people are going to move and they can see you.

On another day at Clapham I had to move through a crowd that was walking in the same direction and it was almost impossible to pass. No one could see me coming, they would move and get in my way without realizing.  I was part of the crowd and I was forced to move at their speed, and it struck me that life is more dynamic when you move against the grain.

Live differently, look for the opposing view in life and you will be a truly unique creation. There ends the metaphor.

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2 Responses to “Going against the grain”

  1. geofftalbot February 25, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    Thanks! Encouragement keeps the world moving forward.

  2. Olive-Ann February 25, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    You’re a truly amazing guy…..and I just love reading anything you write, makes me feel refreshed about life…it’s like an uplifting breath of fresh air….I love how you express yourself, thoughts, way you live…..just thought I’d let you know that….keep living….

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