This section of the blog is, of course, for random things that we happen to like that generally have something to do with what it is we do and are interested in. Last week I was in a bookstore in a mall in Dubai (Yes, Dubai – we get to travel as part of our jobs!) and I came across this book. It is titled, “How to be an Explorer of the World” by Keri Smith.
I was instantly struck with how similar it is to our philosophy on seeing the world and how exciting it can be when you do in fact stop to look at the world around you. It is filled with all sorts of “experiments” and exercises for you to work on each day. Each of them is designed to give you a new perspective and appreciation for the world around you. You will watch people, touch things, draw things, map things out, collect things, taste things. listen to things, etc. all in an ongoing exploration of the world that is right at your finger tips every day.
I have included a photo of the cover of the book and I am sure you can find it in your local bookstore, or on Amazon.
Sure – one of the great benefits of what we do for a living is that we get to travel to far away and exotic locations. That, of course, gives you a great perspective on the world at large, but it also gives you a new appreciation for the world around where you call home…
So, take my word for it and pick up the book and get out there and explore! You will not be disappointed.