As we get ready to get to work this week and put a lot of the skills we have learnt in the first week into, it is important to remember that efficiency is key. After a great first week which was rounded off with a green urban initiatives panel, interviews research methods and group selection of preferred challenges, there is a lot to look forward to in this second week. In fact as I’m typing this listening to The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” and still reeling from the live stream of ‘Game of Thrones’ that I just managed to get through, the only thing on my mind is what amazing experiences that the coming week holds in store and how there is a burning desire for us all to come away with tangible skills and solutions at the end.
I was about to round of with one of my quotes but then I thought of someone else’s whose quotes you’ve probably heard at least once over the course of this weekend and so why not one more time…?
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Coincidentally, Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery located on Stour Road, Fish Island, Hackney Wick overlooking The Olympic Stadium, played host to a unique collection of iconic images and artwork celebrating the career of the author of the above quote and will be coming back again. I guess beauty knows how to find itself. Might be worth paying a visit.
East London is a special place, unique in it’s diversity; a beauty that has transcended to a muse. If you don’t know, brace yourself and let it encapsulate and inspire you too.
Hopefully, by the end of this week we’ve all moved a step closer to shaking the world. Good luck everyone!