I’ve been asking myself why I don’t think about my approaching visitor, death. He was often on my mind thirty or forty years ago, I believe, though more of a stranger. Death terrified me then, because I had so many engagements. The enforced opposite (no dinner dates or coming attractions, no urgent business, no fun, no calls, no errands, no returned words or touches) left a blank that I could not light or furnish. In my mind, death had gone from spectre to a waiting second-level celebrity on the Letterman show.
On a warm night in southern Spain in front of an 8th century Moorish mosque, a guitarist plays a sad melody. A seated man in black sings and claps in syncopation unfamiliar to Western ears, and the crowd stills in anticipation.
Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L - A three-compartment daypack with a padded laptop sleeve, air-flow mesh back panel and shoulder straps, sternum strap and V-pull compression straps for load management; holds most 15˝ laptops.
A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design team and clients. Unfortunately, this was only about 10 percent of the work that I actually got to do.