Ponderings on life, getting the most out of it, and the inspirational people you meet along the way.
The Ponder Room is a place where weary brains can rest, ruminate, re-energise. Like any trip to the powder room, some visits may miss the target or prove unnecessary, but you never know the next one might prove insightful, or at the very least leave you giggling and feeling a little bit lighter about life.
The Tall Poppy Syndrome strikes again (Sculpture by the Sea 2012)
During the 2012 Sculpture by the Sea opening I got caught up in a weird life imitating art, imitating life kind ofloop. Reminiscent of a certain pesky chicken and flagrant egg, my brain hurt just trying to ponder which came first. Please indulge me for a moment …
First put yourself in the position of Paul Capron’s winning entry Dump nab winner. Your yellow chest pumped out, head held high, you obligingly twist and straighten as the media snap you from every angle. Life couldn’t get any better … and then ….
Sure as night follows day, screams of innocence follow plagiarism, or weight gain follows super strict dieting, someone comes along to cut you down to size. In Western Australia the Tall Poppy Syndrome is as reliable as Rick Ardon and Susannha Carr presenting the Channel 7 News Perth …,and so it was less than an hour after the announcement on Cottesloe Beach.