At full tide down at the 40′, you never know who you’ll get into conversation with. I’m there, we’re chatting about the pull of the tide and the next thing, whilst we’re maintaining strict eye level contact as we discreetly peel off our wet togs and get dressed, I’m chatting to one of the nicest guys I’ve met for a long time. Stephen O’Reilly. Firefighter. Instantly I like him. Firefighters have to be good people and you know instantly when you meet someone if this is someone you want to chat with, or politely disengage! The 40′ attracts a very correct crowd of people, in case you are wondering.
Now don’t misunderstand me, this post is not about attraction in that sense of the word, it’s about social dynamics. Stephen is so enthusiastic about what he does in addition to his job as a firefighter, I find the more he talks, the more I want to hear. Anyhow, the conversation flows easily and he asks what I do, WORDS, I say, well it’s much more than words – it’s about how we use them. It’s about who you are. Now we’re flying and I get to find out so much more about what drives Stephen and now I understand why he drives across the city to dive into the sea and make the most of one of our most wonderful natural resources. Check out grown.ie. It’s a cool company, who stand by their ethics. I love the clarity of their brand ‘messaging’ and yes, Stephen is a great brand ambassador. The point of all this? Life is one big conversation and I just love it.