Friday, 3 August 2012

Taking the familiar for granted - featuring Bert Carson

'You can't see the wood for the trees' - a saying levelled at people when their perspective has become skewed and they can't see the solution to a problem because they are too close. It is good to step back and take a more global view.
When we are writing it is good to go back to the plan and see where we have deviated or where changes need to be made. Rather like being an inventor the writing process is creative and within our work we are constantly creating problems, describing their nature and producing solutions of varying degrees of effectiveness. All part of the fun!

Today in 1811 was the birth of Elisha Graves Otis  a man who left his mark and the name Otis in almost every town and city on the planet. It is often believed that he invented the lift (elevator) but what he in fact produced was a more efficient braking mechanism for mechanical hoists that led to skyscraper travel being possible. He actually was the founder of the lift manufacturers Otis Elevator Company. It is Otis that you see all over the world.
I'm sure when he began with the braking mechanism that he hadn't thought his name would be visible world wide 200 years after his birth.

Inventor (haiku)

The travails of life
Cycle of weather wearing
Ideas for change
©David L Atkinson July 2012

Featuring a great supporter and dedicated writer and runner. Bert is the master of our Triberr group which has given me immeasurable support and some good friends.

God Bless