what I've learnt from J
When I first visited J's flat (where we now still live) years ago, I learnt that instead of using the usual mop and pail to clean the floor, he uses a cloth or rag to clean each of the tiles, Cinderella-like on his knees. I had thought then he was just being super
Though it doesn't always work out this way, the care invested is sometimes reaped in terms of a certain longevity. Simply put, the object lasts. The same goes for work - I think what results is that a design stands to longer and repeated scrutiny. And for certain, there's something in there about relationships.
What I've learnt from J is that when you've decided something or someone is yours to care for, you should do as you've decided - and recognise that it's not without effort. So Happy Birthday J! Here's wishing you many more Birthdays - with me, heh.