I spent a long weekend in Devon selling work at the Contemporary Craft Fair and camping in the rain. Actually, quite enjoyable: but it reminded me that I never really wanted to work in retail. Engineering, production, logistics, consulting, finance, marketing, even sales support (for application development and knowledge management software) – Yes. Retail – No. So this little plaque is my current talisman: it reads “not for ambition or bread”.
It’s from Dylan Thomas’ poem “In my craft or sullen art”. I’m really working for “the common wages/ of their most secret heart”.