Saturday, 13 April 2013
The Practical and The Beautiful
We all know that hackneyed old Zen-phrase: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
Well - I changed that a bit: often when I need something I find it among the things that are already there.
As in this case.
Suddenly I decided that I need a standing desk. Had worked so much at my computer, sitting hours and hours at my desk.
So I looked up catalogues, internet and whatsoever - and what I saw I didn't like. And I wasn't that sure either whether I would really use it - had never had one - and thought: I don't pay 400 Euro for a whim of mine (I know me by now) - and then it might be useless...
And suddenly I "saw" it. In my mind. A flashback.
When we moved into our flat in Berlin, somewhere a wooden fire screen stood in a corner - and as I only love things that are either beautiful or practical - most happily both - it went down into the cellar because I wasn't sure of either.
But guess: it has the absolute right height for me! Couldn't be more perfect! And, as you see, there was a place for it.
So you see this woman now, switching back and forth between sitting, standing, tickling the keys of my laptop.
I'm still not sure about "beautiful", but "practical" it is.
PS: A little appendix: "And after some days my back is better now - after schlepping that thing up", said husband. "In your post you might get the impression that that thing flew up but itself. You have omitted that part." Well - now you know the whole truth. Thank you, Hans!