Saturday, 13 April 2013

Different perspectives.


Some time ago, Caroline's family and I were lucky enough to get a very different view of London. We were up on the 34th floor of the BT (formerly British Telecom) Tower, sadly no longer open to the public, and much to Caroline's sons' excitement, the man in charge turned the key to set the whole floor revolving. It takes twenty-two minutes to do a complete circuit, so you can be lazy and take in a 360-degree view of London without moving a muscle.

London looks very different from above. Although I know my way round town pretty well, it's still a bit of a rabbit warren. From the thirty-fourth floor, however, it was possible to see a lot of order to the streets' layout. You're also aware of how much open space there is. You may have noticed a similar phenomenon as you've been coming in to land when travelling by air.

At times, life can feel complicated. Often you can't see what's just round the corner for the wall-to-wall stuff that's going on. But maybe there's a way to get a different view of things? It could be that by switching off the TV once in a while, and sitting with a pen and piece of paper to jot down your thoughts (for some reason I think better when I'm making notes) will give you a different perspective. A short walk might achieve it too. What's life like for you? It really does depend on how you look at it.