mercredi 22 juin 2011

Musings from the Cubicle

I am forever fascinated with the many ways of how people make a living - in Paris I marvelled at the entertainer who sang funny songs and attracted children like a magnet, wondered who build those little black and white pillars in Palais Royal, and almost asked the poete public to compose me something, anything.

This summer I am working too; not in the medical field but in the government, working as an intern and researching on child welfare policies. The work is fun and stimulating and feels strangely familiar but the cubicle itself embodies boredom, dullness and rigidity. Every afternoon I try to go out for a little stroll round the busiest bit of town, where every corner is flooded with an overflow of people and always in flux. Only when the streets are bloomed with such buzz and vitality can I finally experience the transient romance of the busy work life.

4 commentaires:

lin a dit…

This post reminds me of Mrs Dalloway. I feel content sometimes just watching people go about their business as well.

Anonyme a dit…

Daniel Buren.

miss sophie a dit…

it's really a luxury to take a walk during the workday. i try to take a stroll in the afternoon at least once every day and take in the sights and scents of the city.

K. a dit…

Now as it rains, I will walk slowly in the rain towards the English bookshop I adore, in the middle of town - it will be closed by the end of the month.