On the previous post Cubicle 3B23, I got a comment that i really want to give more visibility on the front-page.
Here it goes:
Cubicle 3B21 is just across the corridor from 3B23; when both doors are open, we could see each other and talk (a bit loudly and to the annoyance of our colleagues) without getting off our chairs. 3B21 is also visited by people. Usually different people. For different reasons. They come for a joke and a laugh – look at the latest silly toy or Dilbert cartoon, or some obscure droodle on the wall – for 3B21 has a bit the kindergarten look (playful, nearly silly, messy, surprising). They come as well to talk – not to get advice but to be listen to, searching for empathy, acceptance, and a sympathetic ear.
3B21 is the office of the Happiness officer (a self-adopted title which would be well-suited to Atlas carrying the whole world on his shoulders :-)). It is also the office of Joe.
3B21 and 3B23 are connected – the yin and yang of the same thing. While one is frequented by people looking for solution, advice, inspiration the other is the place for people searching for warmth, comfort and simple human connection. Often the same people. And the subject of impact is also the center of the universe in 3B21 – but impact one person at a time in a small but personally significant (to them) way.
When I considered first writing this, I kept thinking about the ripple vs the wave that Peter mentioned: what causes one and what the other, and how are they different; do I want to make a wave or a ripple?
And they are basically the same thing – many individual molecules moving in a synchronized way. It’s quite a small imperceptible movements but because they are many it accumulates (excuse the science vulgarization – the goal is not accuracy but a visual metaphor)…
What’s different is the scale (a wave has tons more of these guys pulling all in the same direction) and the independence – how long the movement can last once the force that caused it is taken away. And as I was reading about waves and how they work, I found out that what we really want to make is a rogue wave (also know as a freak wave) – a very rare phenomenon, which happens when the energy of all the water molecules gets amplified, to an unbelievable level – a kind of resonance that creates a monster of a wave, that sucks all energy around it and piles it into a powerful wall of water. And what this is caused by is 2 factors: a force above and a force below – a strong wind and a deep current working together. That’s what cubicles 3B23 and 3B21 are about – a wind and a current stirring the murky waters of a sea and letting go, so the power of it can emerge.
And if that’s not full contact, what is?
Looks like we’re building a tribe here 😉
Who joins the wave ? We need you to lead us. Send a comment. Let yourself know. Come to Cubicle 3B23 or 3B21.