Welcome to this weeks Musings!
Hooray! TIM’s Going On Holiday
Yes it’s that time of the year when “She Who Must Be Obeyed” and I, along with “She Who Wants To Be Obeyed But Is Only 15 So Does As She Is Told, Not” are off on our holidays. As a consequence this is my last post for a couple of weeks or so. You all deserve a good rest from me, my models and my rantings so make the most of it as I plan to pick up with the blog with a vengeance upon my return.
There is a small chance I might be able to check up on what you guys are up to while I’m away but with internet access likely to be minimal most of the time I can’t bank on it. Hopefully you will all have been very busy which will give me plenty to look forward to reading in a few weeks time.
I Have A Plan!
OK, so it’s not much of a plan but it struck me that it’s all well and good having lists but a plan to go with them would be no bad thing. Arguably it is essential. Now I will give the matter more thought while I’m away but tentatively the plan, in no particular order, is:
- to complete all the Reaper miniatures that I currently have (an incentive before buying any more!)
- get ready for the Cornwall show the weekend I’m back from holiday
- decide what figures/models to take to Telford show (no rush as it isn’t until November)
- decide what models I want to do for the 2019 Plymouth show (the theme is 75 years on from D-Day) and buy the relevant figures
- decide what, if any, competitions and categories to enter and buy figures as applicable
- aim to do a neglected model or two every month
Sounds reasonable and dare I say achievable.
I’m feeling more organised by the day!
The Secret To Greater Harmony And Understanding?
Now because this is essentially a modelling blog I always try to make a link, even a tentative one, to the subject in my Musings. I’m stretching it a bit with this article but I wanted to leave you with something deep and meaningful to contemplate while I’m away.
As I’m sure you are all aware, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. In itself that is a good thing but not everyone sees eye to eye and when that happens problems occur. No better example exists than in relationships. Failure to see the other persons point of view is often a recipe for disaster. The following is the best explanation I have ever heard for explaining the situation and what needs to be done to resolve it. It was brought to my attention many years ago by a very old Wise Man (actually he was a Trainer at the Management Training college where I used to work). It goes like this.
Draw the shape below and sit two people either side of it like this.
Ask Person A what they see and they will we see the number 9. Ask Person B and they will say they see a 6. From where they are both sitting they are both right, neither is wrong. It’s all a matter or perspective. The secret is this. Until Person A or Person B gets of their arse, walks around to the other side and sees the situation from the other persons perspective they will always argue they are right and the other is wrong. Only when one of them, preferably both, does this is there a chance for peace and harmony.
I should also point out that this Wise Man had a few radical ideas and approaches to training and education. When he was in Hong Kong a course he was running had two delegates who simply just did not get on. No matter what he tried they would not cooperate with each other. He solved the situation by handcuffing them together for 18 hours. Either they would find a way to get on or one of them would kill the other. The story, a true one, ended with them becoming the best of friends! Pity we don’t do this with some of our political leaders!
Until next time.