Sunday, June 18, 2017
As the fire grows we can warm ourselves, watching rainbows in the coals (Michael Murphey)
Fieldays, Fieldays, dear old golden rule daze.
Terry is in his seventies, he's an old retired farmer, from Gore (that's somewhere in the bottom of the vastness of the South Island I believe). Dressed in a flat cap, double hearing aids and tweed jacket.
We got chatting while I was supervising my Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) students in the Innovation Tent at Fieldays.
I asked him when he'd flown up, oh no, he said - I drove.
Okay. That's a long way to drive! Who was with him? Oh no, he said - I'm on my own.
Then I asked him my big question with my usual casual élan- Why? Why do that? Why are you here?
And he smiled and gave me THE BEST ANSWER EVER!!
Because I might learn something.