I’ve had this book for maybe 4 or 5 years, and only managed to read the first chapter in that time. I bought it because I wanted to read it, but I’m a slow reader, and always seems to be something more important to do. So I’m making the time, and glad I did, such an interesting read – very useful stuff on understanding myself and my interactions with others.
I thought of the sunsets that I’ve been posting on my blog when I read this :
People will travel a long way to visit a “view”. The essential element of a good view is distance, and preferably with nothing human in the immediate foreground. When we stand on a hill and look across fifty miles of emptiness at the mountains, we are experiencing the pleasure of having our space flow out unhindered. As people come in sight of a view, it’s normal for their posture to improve and for them to breathe better. You can see people remarking on the freshness of the air, and taking deep breaths, although it’s the same air as it was just below the brow of the hill. Trips to the sea, and our admiration of mountains are probably symptoms of overcrowding.
Keith Johnstone – “Impro – Improvisation and the theatre”
So if my blog’s a bit quiet then you know what I’m doing ! … Cakes are a bonus 😈