Clinging to the now, in the storm between the past and the future

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Clinging to the now, in the storm between the past and the future

Hagen Engler. Picture: Supplied

Our new routines provide a flimsy framework for us to cling to, as we clamber through time, suspended between yesterday and tomorrow.

We’ve managed to cut the commute down to 12 paces from 12 kilometres, which does enhance efficiencies significantly. Then, communication is more likely to be written, which has its advantages. At other times, the inability to wander over to someone’s desk and clarify something can cause real confusion. These days, there are a few more “I Assumed You Knews” in the virtual workplace than there used to be, and it sometimes pays to ask the stupid question. The boundaries between work and private communication seem to have blurred. Work starts, I do some, then I drift off into a reverie...



 


 

 

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