“The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I am a small business owner. It is not so easy to leave the business to go off on holiday. There is so much to do before I leave.
Most importantly, it is making sure I leave my clients, knowing that they are in capable hands, being looked after by people who I can count on. I am leaving a team who I know will do me proud.
But, I do not find it very easy to ‘let go’. This will be a new experience for me. How will I fare?
My late Dad once told me – when I thought my boss couldn’t do without me, “put your hand in a bucket of water … “, he said, then he quoted this poem …
“The Indispensable Man” by Saxon White Kessinger.
SOMETIMES WHEN you’re feeling important
Sometimes when your ego’s in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You’re the best qualified in the room
Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul.
TAKE A BUCKET and fill it with water
Put you hand in it up to the wrist
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining
Is a measure of how much you’ll be missed
You can splash all you wish when you enter
You may stir up the water galore
But stop, and you’ll find that in no time
It looks quite the same as before.
THE MORAL of this quaint example
Is to do just the best that you can
Be proud of yourself but remember
There’s no indispensable man.
Travelling to places near or far. This blog will trace our journeys, or travels. Will report the good and the not so good. Sharing photos and experiences that may be useful to you at some time in the future. Just saying … the posts may be written after the event!
Written by Cecily Lalloo 26 February 2017