A. Catherine Noon here, and it’s time to talk about the most serious subject of all: toys.
I was reading a book by Julia Cameron recently, and she said offhand something about how even CEO’s close their doors and play “with the secret toys on their desks.”
Boy, did that phrase jump out at me.
Wouldn’t you like to have secret toys in your desk? What might you pick? I got some origami paper. Granted, at the moment I can only make little boxes, but I’m progressing from there. I brought in some yarn from my stash and put it into a pretty clear glass container on my desk. My clients smile and some even comment on it, and it serves as a conversation opener. Other people I know keep small polished river rocks or puzzles in their drawer.
Sarah Ban Breathnach advises creating a comfort drawer at work. Fill it with small comforts to help the day go right: clear nail polish, tissues, breath mints, a nail file and clippers, and menstrual pads or tampons. I keep a spare blouse in case I spill coffee down my front, (which has happened enough times to warrant having a spare shirt).
But since I read that original comment, I’ve been thinking: I wonder what Warren Buffet keeps in his secret toy drawer?
What about you, Dear Reader? What would you put in a secret toy drawer?
– E.E. Cummings
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