I don’t know it’s today with my communications skills … but when I was working I was famous for that skill.
Anne and Biasini want us to play along with them on this theme/topic. So I have to put on that thinking cap.
For many years ago while I lived in the UK – British Telecom and a brilliant slap line: It’s good to talk.
“The most important thing in communication is
to hear what isn’t being said.”
It has stayed with me through at least 20 years now … and now when we have to live with and around the COVID-19 it’s more than ever important that we talk with each other.
Here are some communications that I have captured during my travelling and on my own street.
“Things are often spoke and seldom meant.”
3 Turkish gentleman … on a sunny Sunday morning in Istanbul. I never turned around to see what was so interesting.
“There are many ways of getting strong,
talking is the best way.”
June 2014 we had a fire in the basement of our apartment building. I slept through it all. The fire chief claimed that he had been trying to wake me up, but he didn’t a very good job. It took 2 fire brigades to suppress the fire. It took 8 months before we had our basement and store units back. We were very lucky, no harm to any of the apartments. If it hadn’t been for one of our neighbours returning from the gym at 2am and was met by smoke when he opened the entrance door … ????????!!!!
“If you let a person talk long enough
you’ll hear their true intentions.
Listen twice, speak once.”
Summer … sand … blue sky and being in the company of a good friend. The girls had a very serious conversation in the sand dunes out at Grenen (Skagen in Denmark), where the mighty waves meet in the Skagerrak and Kattegat and fight a constant battle over who is the strongest.
“Know what you are talking about.”
Pope John Paul II
I got my first mobile phone in 2000 because I won a Nokia 3310 … and since then I went through quite a few Nokia models (have always been faithful to Nokia) and today I have the new generation of Nokia 3310. Smartphone – not for me. Bought, tried and gave away in less than two months.
I love flip phones (hard to find those days – but Samsung has released one now) … and I would love to have this one, designed by the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.
“Speak to me: I will spend my lifetime
trying to understand you.”
Madrid police force out in full, but very relaxed before a football match at Real Madrid FC home arena – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
“I put my phone in airplane mode,
but it’s not flying!”
Maybe the last call before boarding to tell the family that he is on his way home … or closing a deal in the last minute … or ????? Captured at Warsaw Chopin Airport.
“I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing
I know anything about.”
A nice relaxed conversation between a lady and two policemen in Budapest at The City Park (Városliget) a bitter and grey February morning. The City Park is the world’s oldest public park.
“Winning isn’t everything, but it beats anything that comes in second.”
Strategy talk at The Mojácar Bowls Club in Spain, my good Scottish friend Ian is a member. Very serious tournaments.
This game was played to the honour of a member that suddenly had passed away. This the winning team!!!