Sunday, October 18, 2009

Learning and Learned

I headed to my cafe yesterday to do some more study. They have a great choice of tables of various sizes both inside and out. For various reasons I prefer to sit at "the big table" outside. It is a big picnic bench underneath the camphor laurel and as there is only one of me - even when I spread out my study stuff - invariable others come and sit, bringing their coffee and newspapers.

Yesterday I was joined by Tom, a guy who I had shared the space with previously. I usually just smile and have a quick hello with him before I put my head down and start doing my stuff. He was joined by his friend Andrew and before long they were chatting in a manner that was impossible to ignore .... so I joined in.

For the next few hours we discussed politics, classical music, yoga, politics, the environment, philosophy. It was heaven on a stick even though I knew my own study had obviously been put on hold!

What amazed me most about these two guys was that both confessed to being "un-learned". Ba humbug! They may not have had degrees (and neither do I for that matter) but their depth and breadth of knowledge was just incredible. A delicious way to spend the morning :-)

Photo: "Talking Heads" by woodfaery

1 comment:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sounds like you had a great time.