It’s about 9:30pm on Saturday. Â I’m in a bar, on Hackney road in London, that I simply stumbled upon while wandering around. Â It is an incredible place. Â It is called “The Natural Philosopher” and I heartily approve. Â It is an odd and slightly twisted cross between an old fashioned victorian study, and a curio shop. Â I would take a picture – but this isn’t the kind of place you take a picture in. Â It’s meant not for Facebook check-boxing, but for people to sit and be in the moment. Â And here I am, in the corner, working away at the laptop. Â Better than trying to snap pictures though.
I haven’t written here for a long time. Â But I dream about it. Â I live a kind of guilt-driven life in some ways – how can I write here, when there are so many other greater priorities, outstanding commitments, all the things people are waiting for me to deliver?
But,Â sometimes the time is right. Â My world is a lovely place, I have an amazingly balanced life, whereby I have good measures of intellectual stimulation, external validation, loving support, and independent exploration. Â There are frustrations too, but there always are.
I think I will write here again soon. Â There is so much to talk about, amazing changes and improvements in the identity world, pushed by sometimes surprising forces. Â And I’ve started playing with the Arduino, so there is wonder there that I would enjoy sharing.
In the meantime, I shall enjoy this strange, unexpected, odd bar in a place I have always wanted to explore. Â Even if I am the strange one in the corner with a laptop, the screen probably gives me an even more surreal look than the decor…