Thursday, January 11, 2007

Out of Africa

For my new project of figuring out how and where to find money for Paul’s upcoming film I’ve been investigating classes at FSU. Last night I went to one called "Fundraising and Development" taught through the Public Administration Department. It was pretty interesting. One thing the instructor said that really caught my attention was this:

Each morning in Africa a gazelle awakes.
It knows that it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be eaten.
Each morning in Africa a lion awakes.
It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve.
It matters not whether you are a lion or a gazelle,
When the sun comes up, you’d better be running.

That seemed like a pretty interesting concept, although I couldn’t apply it in any kind of direct way to what she was saying about fundraising.

When Paul came home, I started to tell him, but he stopped me in mid-sentence.

“I know that one,” he said, “It was on one of the inspirational corporate posters for sale in the in-flight catalogues on the airplane.”

Damn. You think you’ve been given an original profound thought, and it turns out just to be ‘Footprints” for marketing staff.

1 comment:

  1. B, I'm now a blogger and i think my url is the dancing shrink. (whatever). or you can find me as Amita. i'm still battling my lingering all-around downness, so i took a cue from you to blog.