Edward de Bono is pretty responsible for the way my life is turning out.
Discovering 'Lateral Thinking', 'Six Hats' and his other books as a teenager gave me the notion that with a bit of purposeful sideways thinking, life can veer down miraculous and surprising paths.
Such as being a professional Balcony Garden designer.
Such as living in a house that is a revolving door of people whos faces I love seeing every morning.
Such as being prepared to be homeless at an advanced age, and start planing new gardens in a new country, waiting for the next lovely thing to come by.
Having Edward himself over for dinner in my tiny Melbourne house being one example of the unexpected.
double up as edible ikebana, by WWOOFer Stephanie
who applied innate creativity event production. How did she get the huge foliage arrangement assembled though the tiny door of my birdcage?
Lahta the graphic designer and animator, who I hope will babysit my pet potplants while I make my new home.
Edward challenged us all to a spot of after-dinner speed poetry , Lahta wordmistress wowed us all by turning the 'dog' theme into a dense 'black dog' fiesta of existential wit and wisdom.
and my sisters Katie the Yoga teacher and April
Happy to have a home for three more weeks, good people to fill it, and curious as to what's around the bend for me.