Friday, March 25, 2011

The Craftsman

Staring out the window of my office, I can see a bricklayer at work on a wall.

What is it about bricklaying that makes it so fascinating?


At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

Because it has substance and immediacy. And craft.

The work is there right in front of you to see. Don't need an agency, PR firm, or a member of the media to explain it to you.

It's right...or it's not.

- J.

At 4:14 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


That is true. The substance part may be key because I don't have the same sensation watching a house painter or a gardener.


At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

Try being a plumber 99% of what you do is hidden, there are 100's of rules, laws and principles, that are esoteric yet seeming simple. Then all the customer gets is a big bill....for things they take for granted heat, clean water and sanitation.....Atleast with a bricklayer you get something you can see, touch, admire and appreciate :)

At 5:39 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


You'll hear no criticism of plumbers from me. I confess though, that I don't like to watch them work. Bricklaying, on the other hand, is fascinating.



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