“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things…” – Rainer Maria Rilke.

IMG_2484So with public writing, particularly when it’s about your business, it is always tempting to edit in your favour – You know, in truth, we always do, not just on Facebook which is why the Buddhists invented insight meditation… It’s amazing what you see when you have nowhere to go.

So in respect of this posts title quote – this prototype chair is a work in progress – anIMG_2475 exploration of the limits of leather to sling and hold a form under tension and how this wracks the framework of the piece…

IMG_2466Chairs, to quote one of my most respected heroes, ‘…take a beating like a rented mule…’

So this one, finally all seated up and actually genuinely comfortable undoes me at the last, and pops a joint with a faintest of cracks…

Times like these is why they came up with good whisky and small cigars.

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Back to it…

– John

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One Response to “The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things…” – Rainer Maria Rilke.

  1. drstevenmanos says:

    Loving this post. Refreshing to see mistakes in a world of woodworking online where every blog post is picture and process perfect!

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