Through all the craziness of the past month, I noticed something: there are a lot of exceptional folks here on the Cape. What is it about this place that attracts such creative, freethinking people? At almost every turn I ran into artists, writers, musicians, leaders in the fields of animal welfare, behavior and biology... Pretty incredible. I love the fact that so many people in our community don't feel the need to bow to the status quo and are out there making an impact in their own way and on their own terms. Our hats off to you.I have been noticing this, too. All our friends are up to cool things. I don't know a single person who's doing the 9 to 5 haul, working for something they're not that into. Of course we know a lot of musicians and they're just a world unto themselves, but it's not just them. It's artists and writers and gallery directors and nutritional experts and green engineers and caterers and radio djs and designers and all sorts of other crazy things. They're all a little nutty about what they do, and they're good at it. The contractors we know treat each project like it's their own home and let me tell you, even their bathroom doors are exceptional. The theater people are putting on some of the most edge-of-your-seat theater I've ever seen. Don't let the flip-flops fool you. People around here are like the balsamic reduction of humanity.
I'm writing this post instead of writing my news blurb on Beanstock Coffee Roasters. Do you have any idea how maniacal they are over there about quality? They're all "we source the best beans in the world and roast each kind of bean to just the right roastedness so you will want to drink the coffee forever and ever." Those weren't their exact words (maybe "roastedness" was a give-away?) but you get the idea. It makes me tired just thinking about all those trips to South America to buy coffee. Wait a minute, no it doesn't. I am in the wrong business entirely.
Or maybe I'm not. During the course of my day I got to chat with people who were really really into their work. From the people who roast the coffee to the people who wrote the quote above, it's just a pleasure and an honor to be part of this enthusiastic community of thinkers and doers.
I suppose I should maybe get to work now.