2013年07月22日

取材 その③


ありがたいお話が続くもので、雑誌「大人の名古屋」の取材を受けました。

今回は、ガラス工芸家<安土忠久さん>の作品を取り上げたいと
本店の「蜻蛉舎」へ取材依頼があったもの。
カフェでも、安土さんの作品を使ってメニューをお出ししている事を
お伝えしたところ、こちらも取り上げて頂ける事になりました。

安土さんのガラスは、手吹きでひとつひとつ丁寧につくられていて、
手に馴染み、口当たりがやわらかな作品。
ガラスの持つ、涼しげ&ひんやりという印象よりも、温かみを感じられ、
白洲正子さんが愛用されていたことでも知られています。

カフェでは、同じ「蔵&」の老田酒造さんのお酒<鬼ころし>や、
高山の地ビール<飛騨高山麦酒>を安土さんのグラスでお出ししています。
高山麦酒は、安土さんのご兄弟が手がけている地ビールということで、
カフェでも特にお奨めしているメニューです。

使い心地の良いグラスと美味しい地ビール。
何ともベストマッチなんです。

取材は、笑顔が優しい
ステキなライターさんと、
キッチリの仕事の様子に、
話しかけていいものか
少し躊躇したものの
実は優しいカメラマンさん。
そして、気さくなアシスタントさんとで
楽しく撮り行って頂きました。
貴重な体験をありがとうございました。   


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2013年07月22日

化簡生活


簡單的生活是快樂的基礎,積極的心態則是幸福的源泉。把生活中眾多複雜的東西化簡,人才能輕松。輕松了才會有快樂,快樂的日子裏才會有自然且怡然的口哨聲。

有個同學,人很聰明,但他好象一直沒輕松過,而且一直生活在沉悶的陰影之中。他幹過的事很多,往往還站在潮頭,但都沒成功過,留給大家的故事卻不少。早先當過小學老師,幹得不錯。他卻覺得那個校長的水平不高,且生活作風不好,以致矛盾重重、勢同水火。按說可以井水不犯河水,但他眼裏不容沙子,認為"道不同不足與謀",拍屁股走人了事。這是"炒魷魚"這個當時時髦的詞進入中國後最早的實踐範例之一,而且是弱勢個體炒了強勢的失眠公家。過程很好看,後果很殘酷,他失業了。

又一次,一個養殖場老板看中了他,讓賦閑在家的他去上任打理養殖常這老板一是認為他文化呈度高,也算是個人才,幹這有一定知識含量且相對輕松的工作很合適;其二,也是鄉裏鄉親,看他境況比較艱難,也有照應周全他的成份。有了上一次挫折的教訓,應該珍惜這次機會了吧!誰知又沒長久,他說老板黑心,過多地剝削和榨取了大家的剩餘價值。同學們也勸過,讓他充當好自己的角色足矣,別老把自己放在工會主席的位置上。他卻毫不領情,立場十分堅定地堅持鬥爭。大家愛莫能助,老板最後也不再遷就他了,手一揚由他甩袖而去作罷。

再後來,他與人合辦了個電器修理學校,還沒正而八經運轉起來,卻因將來的利潤分成和權力分配問題鬧得沸沸揚揚,直至分道揚鑣,眼睜睜看著一項不錯的事情又黃了。在清退已報名的學員的學費時,他也玩過幾天失蹤,終因心不黑、手不狠、臉也不厚,再加上法院的一紙傳票對於一個普通百姓非比尋常的壓力,他只能割肉善後了,連以前的積蓄也賠了個底朝天。

如此一而再、再而三,他前後幹過好些事,雖說次次都有原因,但結局一個樣:失敗。

大家給他下了個定語:他這人腦子很靈光,轉得太快,一般人跟不上。只是快速轉了一圈後又回到了原點,且落到了原點的後邊。許多事情別人想不到,他想到了。可這想到了的結局還不如沒想到的好。光陰荏苒,一切都在變,唯有他以不變應萬變,依舊那麼特立獨行,依然孑然一身闖蕩江湖。前些年還能偶爾捕捉到他的影子,近幾年來便杳無音信了。

把簡單的事情複雜化,無形中增加了擔心與煩惱,給事情制造了許多不必要的Teeth whitening障礙,釋放了負能量。失敗的打擊多了,人的心態就不知不覺消極起來。一階白丁,白開水一樣淡而無味的普通人,做好自己的工作、活好自己的人就可以了,何畢要自命不凡、事事較真?萬事愛較個真,想取得一個公平,那只是想當然而已。一個人,在娘肚子裏都不公平,落了地也是千差萬別,走向社會要求絕對的公平,那只能是自尋煩惱。把本來簡單的生活複雜化,人的身心怎能輕松?一點不輕松的生活是無幸福可言的。

試著把生活中複雜繁頊的事物分拆開來,然後簡而化之,再把一眾凡俗鬧心的東西放下,然後再回首品味生活,你會覺得世界並不似以前那麼糟,相反,還會覺得這世界還真的有點意思。

化簡生活是有個公式的,即:

"把愷撒的東西給愷撒,把神的東西給神".

其實,輕松愉快的生活本來也就這麼簡單。  


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2013年07月22日

Anderson plans to sledge in Ashes


England spearhead James Anderson says he's planning on adding sledging to his already formidable repertoire this Ashes series jeans embroidery.

The man Australia fear the most believes it's time for him to assert himself as the premier bowler in world cricket and be more aggressive on the field.

England certainly have plenty of ammunition to fire off when it comes to verbal battles.

Australia have had David Warner suspended and Mickey Arthur sacked before the series has even commenced and their batting line-up is still plagued by uncertainty and inexperience.

Anderson has more than 300 wickets to his name and decimated Australia in the last Ashes series of 2010-11, and has usually let his incredible skill do most of the talking.

But the 30-year-old says he intends to get in the face of the Australians.

"What I've tried to work at over the last few years is trying to impose myself on batsmen," Anderson told The Times.

"At certain times I might go a little bit more aggressive with maybe some sort of verbals or something. In the past it's been when I get frustrated that the anger comes out and emotion comes out and having a go at batsmen wine class.

"I won't pretend that what I say is either witty or intelligent or thoughtful - it's just something that comes out. If that sort of thing comes naturally to you then you should try and channel it, use it to your advantage. If it doesn't come naturally then you can look very stupid."

Recalled opener Chris Rogers has faced plenty of Anderson in English county cricket and said Australia's batsmen must come into face the England superstar with a plan.

Without a gameplan, Rogers says Anderson simply has too much variation to not take wickets.

"With Anderson you know it's a battle of skill and he's such an exceptional bowler and he can swing them both ways," Rogers said.

"You have to have your game plan ready and know he has that ability. If you don't he's going to catch you out.

"I've been thinking about how to play him, but they have an excellent all-round bowling attack."

Rogers said the hype around the England attack was justified and that on their day, they're the best in Test cricket.

However, Rogers said his Middlesex teammate Steve Finn has been off his game this season, and Stuart Broad is only newly back from a shoulder problem.

England's attack are exploitable and former Test quick Damien Fleming says Australia's top three will be crucial in how they nullify Anderson Asian college of knowledge management.

"Anderson is a class act. We all know that. He's going to get at least 20-30 wickets," Fleming said.

"What we need him doing is bowling to our middle order with an older ball. The top three have got a really big job to do.

"The secret to Broad is when he bowls full he's a big chance. When he's too short you've got too much time.

"But the other guys aren't flying. Finn, he's just going at the moment, Tim Bresnan and Chris Tremlett have fallen by the wayside a little ... I think our fast bowling stocks actually rank pretty well against their's."  


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