Sunday, 19 May 2013

Progress Notes : Progress On Journeys

Durham Rush Hour

The idea of the journey is, admittedly, such a cliche. From baby to child to adolescent to man/woman is just one journey. We also make physical journeys by train, or bus, by car, spiritual journeys, journeys of self-discovery, journeys to the jobs we do - from - see next post - window cleaner to Archbishop (is that possible, if not, why not?)

Work is such an integral part of who we are, how our lives unravel, what relationships we have and the lifestyles we enjoy or otherwise.   Yet, few of us actually sit down and consider what we actually want from life, or how our working lives could be utilised to make our existence, much, much more meaningful and enjoyable, BEFORE setting out on one of our most important journeys.

With all your help, we are rocketing along and I have four sections near completion. 'Across The Universe' - 'What Brings You To This Place In Time?', 'Starbucking' and 'When I grow Up...', as well as an introductory piece underway.

See next post, a little piece I wrote in Starbucks (the first coffee shop I came to after the bus broke down and I had to walk into Durham in heavy rain - long story) Bridgegate, Durham 18/05/2013.  I have written more about the whole of the experience of that day but have concentrated on random thoughts related and loosely related to Rush Hour.

Please note, I have, of course, written to the Archbishop of Canterbury (related to my next post) to invite him to share with us his 'Rush Hour' and journey to work, in a physical sense and how he actually made the journey to the work he does now, but, at the time of going to press, no reply has been received.

Please feel free, if the spirit takes you, to share with family, friends, strangers, pets...and please also fee free to make comments (preferably when sober and without expletives!)


  1. Well done, Sergio, on getting matters started.

    I have to make journeys these days, but the routes and, more especially, the timings are governed by me. That makes a lot of difference.

    Usually I see the completion of the assignment of a journey as being a bridge - to someone, somewhere and for some purpose.

    I recall that T S Eliot once said that 'a pier is a disappointed bridge'. To an extent that's true, but I do enjoy having a mooch when I set off without any defined purpose, except to enjoy the excursion for the sensations it provides. That's, I suppose, sort of having a walk along a pier, which can provide much pleasure.

    Best, John

    1. Quoting T S Eliot is never, ever, a bad idea. Journey of the Magi is still my favourite. Thanks for your support John.

  2. Hallo Sergio,

    Great to see you starting your blog. Rush Hour - theme is an interesting one and I'm looking forward to reading people's stories through your interviews and work.

    Good luck and welcome to the virtual mad blogging world.

    1. You have me worried with your reference to the - in your words - 'virtual mad blogging world'? Thanks Uuganaa for your support - I look forward to telling those stories.

  3. I really like this! I love taking journeys - mental, physical or spiritual. My question to you would be, when do you think journeys really begin and end? Do they start with the mental inspiration or the physical movement? And do they end once another journey has begun or once they have evolved?

    Looking forward to reading more!

    A x

    1. Mmmmm, Aleisha you really should be part of the story. Your question(s) have to be incorporated and, in fact, I would love to float this and see what other people think, then the blog would be truly interactive. Thanks for your support.