A friend of mine has a poster in her dining room which features a cartoon drawing from an humourist named Mordillo. She says that it hangs there in plain view as a reminder to “paint the roof pink” as often as possible in her life.
I like this sort of attitude as it reflects my own vision on life, and in a kind of way is similar to the message with the photo I have in my lounge room (51 days to go!!) “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
In my past, as I have said before I have often followed the road less travelled. I have had many jobs, been self-employed, travelled, migrated and have always enjoyed doing things that are a bit different and exciting.
I personally think there are some interesting messages and ideas in this image, and I have asked a few people what it means to them, and have had a few different answers.
Have a look at the picture before reading on, and see what your interpretation of it’s message would be:-
To me it is a reminder that it is good to be an individual, to do the things you really want to do or achieve, whatever the consequences. But sometimes, when you dare to do something a bit different, there will always be someone to disapprove of it and try to set you back into the line. Take a look at some of the comments in the GuestBook or on the Bulletin Boards for an idea of what I mean.
But does this mean that you shouldn’t be an individual? That you shouldn’t do exactly what it is that you feel you want to do, or need to do? Or is it easier to just take a more middle-of-the-road option and avoid criticism or confrontation?
I am all for following the unbeaten track and I personally enjoy all aspects of it. I always have, and probably always will, and I certainly think that this current adventure of selling my life on eBay fits my “paint the roof pink” criteria.
Fortunately the police haven’t arrived on my doorstep yet, and I hope they don’t, but I have had a fair dose of questioning and criticism about what I am doing and why!
I hope the guy in the picture gets let off with a stern warning, and can keep his pink roof, but in reality I think the council will have it painted to match all of the others again before he gets out of prison!
Just to clarify: this poster is not mine, it is not in my house and so it will not be included in the auction.
To find out more about Mordillo, you can go to his website: http://www.mordillo.com