Thursday, January 23, 2014

the bright lights on the hill

We had yet another career workshop today. She started off with 'how many of you are interested in finding a job?' Not a great start. Did I find the rest of the session useful? In a word, no. Maybe it's her style, maybe it works with her corporate clients, but at the very least, I think we deserved the courtesy of a proper powerpoint presentation. Stylus-drawn Paint documents are cute and all, but analogies drawn in Paint of 'good managers are like tall trees, and bad managers are like bushes' don't exactly rouse enthusiasm.

I found both Sevilla and Granada to be absolutely stunning at night. They light up the buildings in an amazing amber light. Combined with the dark, starry night sky, it's all very imposing, majestic, all those grand words. Alhambra is especially beautiful at night. High up on the hill, bathed in light. Like the Queen of Sheba laying eyes on King Solomon's palace for the first time, there's a sense of wonder and other-worldliness to Alhambra. From another age, as splendid as it was all those centuries ago.


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