Friday, 10 April 2009
Oh aye the carving, I did that from a rough out last winter.
Any thought that there is a time in life we stop learning got a real dint these last few days. The first was from my disabled pal Roberta. We'd worked on a speech recognition programme together in the hope it would give her independant access to her pc. After a period, 2/3 hours I was at the stage of banging my head on the table.. Our progress was so slow. However we'd made a start.
Unknown to me she's roped in my wife, who works with her and another carer to continue on the programme. Roberta sent me an email she had dictated herself. The first she'd done on her own, and the best I'd ever received . Sure there were misataked and a lot of them, but she'd done it.
Then just now I visited the Out West page , and spent sometime really looking at Lynn's work. His dedication to carving is obvious.
Both Roberta and Lynn made me realise success is built largly on perseverance. You'd think at near 70 years old I'd know that!