From The Storyteller
Hello All: A bit of my reasoning for being a people watcher. Enjoy, Doug
“We’re going to build our house with hay bales”, my neighbor explaining why he and his wife are going to take a two-week course in hay bale house building. I am amazed. I’ve heard of houses being built with logs, Legos, adobe bricks, rocks, in the side of a mountain, and even with sand (filling plastic bottles and using them as blocks), but hay – never - not counting the Three Little Pigs story.
Which naturally led me to Google. Yes, there is such a thing, and a school you can attend to learn how to do it. This caused me to reflect on two things. First Lowes conveniently sells literally everything needed to build a house, and second the folks who build houses with logs, Legos, hay and rocks don’t get most of their building supplies there.
Because there is a huge amount of extra effort needed to build a home that requires non-conventional materials, I naturally began thinking about the folks who build them. My conclusion: they all share one common factor - “desire”. Without a burning desire to build a rock house, a log cabin or a house made of hay bales they would never happen, and yet they do exist.
Which caused me to realize how human “desire” impacts our world. Because of “desire” gardens are grown, great pies are made, children learn to ride bicycles, and graduations happen. "Desire” serves as the motivator for action, and without action a pleasant thought is merely a “wish”.
Here I offer a suggestion that I’ve learned to rely upon. Old Saying, “people vote with their feet”, and by paying attention to the actions of another person I can learn a lot about them. Which brings me to why I’m a people watcher. It’s great fun and very informative.
Moral: “Desire” is lived out daily.