On This Day

Nine years ago today was one of the best days of my life.

My son is 4 years, 5 months, 15 days old on this day.

Yesterday, I sat in on a discussion I will soon forget. The week evaporates and new thoughts begin to emerge.

A sense of curiosity, imagination and capacity to visualize things that may not currently exist.

I once read somewhere that planning is guessing. To a certain extent so is the act of designing: an object—a digital application—an advertsing campaign—a career—the perfect dinner.

Sometimes when I’m given a creative brief I’ll imagine how I would respond if I were able to instantaneously teleport myself 5 years into the future. This thought exceeds Twitter’s 140-character limit.

On this day, September 29th, 2010, as I write this blog post in my favourite PHP-based blogging platform, WordPress version 3.0.1, I have exactly 6 tabs open in my semi-default browser of choice, Firefox version 3.6.10 (I also frequently use Google Chrome version 6.0.472.63). One of my browser tabs is playing music through a streaming MP3 audio player with Flash 10,1,82,76, jQuery and XML (I think). The sun is shining vividly outside. The office air feels recycled today—more than usual. I really wish these windows could be opened. I wonder how much longer we’ll be driving around in these cars powered by internal combustion engines running on oil and gasoline; how much of this stuff is really left on the planet? Does anyone really care?

On September 29th, 2015, exactly 5 years from this day, I will revisit this particular day and reflect upon 1,826 additional days.

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