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Jason

Hey Russell -
I really like the idea of defending the ordinary. I don't disagree with the idea of going on walks and doing stuff, if that's what you need to get it going. But I also don't think you should sell yourself short: I think you do have the skill to write about the tiniest of things in a compelling way. That's one of the reasons I enjoy your blog, I wouldn't be surprised if others feel the same.

What I find compelling about your idea is talking about why those ordinary things say a lot about who we are, and why the fact that we don't pay them any notice says a lot about who we are as well. Come to think of it, I guess that is a good way of explaining a fundamental planning skill. So really you've already been doing this for a while.

Anyway, good luck. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Anne

Yes, what Jason says. You write well about these things as it is, but if it's easier to have a framework fair enough. Whatever happens, I'm looking forward to seeing what you turn up.

Richard McKeever

I agree - with the comments above. The thoughful and witty analysis is the key - anyone could map and photograph benches (e.g. see http://www.putmedown.com/98/bench/bench.htm from the excellent Pick Me Up web site)

However it is the observations and insights that can encourage a reader to recognise that ordinary things are actually extraordinary.

Luiza

Hi,
I liked what Richard said. That we need observations to recognize that ordinary things are in fact extraordinary, (maybe we just need reminders to notice how much these things that we constantly take for granted make our lives easier). Its a question of convenience, we get used to good things very easily. With that in mind, whatever we find extraordinary today in a few years will become common place. Maybe there's a whole lot more to write about.
Looking foward to hearing more about it

Luiza

Hi,
I liked what Richard said. That we need observations to recognize that ordinary things are in fact extraordinary, (maybe we just need reminders to notice how much these things that we constantly take for granted make our lives easier). Its a question of convenience, we get used to good things very easily. With that in mind, whatever we find extraordinary today in a few years will become common place. Maybe there's a whole lot more to write about.
Looking foward to hearing more about it

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