The end, a beginning

In the town of Chancy, in the canton of Geneva, you are close to the border between Switzerland and France. This is a boundary between two countries, the westernmost point of the country I live in.

Have you ever wondered what a border is? Is it an end, a beginning of country? Where does a country end, where does it begin? I was there and took this photo. Yet I neither felt close to an end or beginning.

I’ll continue looking though.

Brevity ≠ clarity

“The first rule of good communication is understanding that brevity, while useful, is not the same as clarity,” writes Harriet Minter in her new book WFH (Working from Home) which I’ve enjoyed reading. 

She goes on to add a definition of clarity in communication: “Clear communication is the right information given at the right time, in the right way.”

This is a useful definition. Whether the first rule of good communication is about clarity is is something we will leave for another post. 

Winter has been

The balloons probably took off at Chateau-d’Oex

Discussing the weather? Enjoying the view?
The peaks across the valley look quite magnificent.

Winter is a hike in the mountains on a day when the snow is fading. You take the path marked for snowshoes, but leave them on your backpack because there is no need. Instead you need sunscreen because the sun is indeed shining. It is warm and reminds you that spring is close and when it arrives winter has been, but is no more.