A Good Friday post
Earlier this week I explained why I thought Easter kicked Christmas’s butt. Today is Good Friday, and it has been a good day indeed. After going for a quick 3km run this morning (I wanted to run 5, but my knee played up at the 2km mark), I had @Boo_Squared over for lunch (I had promised her Nigella Lawson’s slut spaghetti), then settled in for an afternoon watching Game of Thrones (she had read the book and I told her she must watch the series).
I first watched this series over Christmas in a TV binge. In two days, I had made my way through the entire season. If you haven’t seen it, I can categorically state that it is one of the best shows I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. Ever. And I like it for so many reasons. The production values are excellent (no expense has been spared), the characters (and casting) are so believably flawed, the story is oozes suspense and intrigue, the writing is just spot-on. But most of all I love how it’s a story about power and trust. And this intrigues and resonates with me, because I believe power (and its abuse or non-existence) and trust (and betrayal) are themes that underpin, impact and are a catalyst for all human relationships.
Suffice it to say, I will be exploring this theme further. I put the call out on Twitter today and have asked a number of eminent people to contribute to the theme of trust on this blog (power will follow) and give me their take on it. It’s an open brief, so I am not sure what will be written. All I can do is guarantee it will be worth checking out.
And to whet your appetite, here is @Boo_Squared‘s take on trust (and I absolutely agree):
@dileeshus Yeah, I’ll contribute something along the lines of, there’s a big difference between appearing trustworthy and actually being it.
— Secret Squirrel (@Boo_Squared) April 6, 2012
Stay tuned, readers!