Never lonely at work

Photo: personal items on my desk
Gandhi and the Okinawan “good luck spirit” are always looking at each other, as if they knew something that I didn’t

Atop my cubicle at work, I have a couple of colleagues who always seem to be engaged in a silent dialogue, but ever ready to give me some encouraging thoughts or a stroke of fortune. I had not noticed until recently that their eyes seem to be engaged. The Gandhi figurine was a gift from my wife after I survived a particular painful dental procedure nearly a decade ago, while the piece of Okinawan folk art is a good luck spirit, a gift from a Japanese English student who lived with us for a few months.

I am going to have to find them some good company one of these days.