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No man is an island

“No man is an island,” I never really understood that phrase. A man is a man and islands have got nothing to do with it. We may live on an island, we may not. All that phrase really does for me is make me think of No.6 the Prisoner and a bearded Tom Hanks searching for another Oscar on a deserted beach. Jokes aside, I do understand that it’s trying to say no-one could live without the company of others, but then again didn’t someone say “Hell is the others”?
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While you were working

Whilst on a coffee break I recognized a familiar sound coming from outside. A small group of skaters were taking advantage of the winter sunshine and a recently emptied fountain on Place Stephanie to get their grind and slide on. One of the kids bust out a lengthy boardslide, and even though no one was filming from his crew (which surprised me considering the omnipresence of mobile technology in today’s activities), I grabbed my camera and caught the action on film. I hope the kids aren’t bummed but this goes straight to the internet!
In any case, it’s also a glimpse into the lucky lives the younger generation lead as they embrace freedom whilst the rest of us embrace the upteenth cup of coffee and head back to our desks. Keep skateboarding.