Working in a drawing office, there is always this under lying fear that things will reach a stage of complacency. While sitting here writing this blog post, I had a rather brief chance to reflect on my job and what it really entails (let me assure you that this I not a post about the mundane).
Just some background for you as more than likely you are not familiar of what goes on behind closed doors at Ecourb Projects and Planning. We are a small consultancy firm based in Waterfall, Durban that specialized primarily in Architectural draughting, Town Planning and E. I. A’s (Environmental impact assessments). I, however am responsible for all the draughting and the occasional sporadic trips to various parts of the country where most of my weird and wonderful events occur. This is where my story begins.
While driving through the beauty that is the Eastern Cape, I find myself becoming more and more vigilant to the surrounding landscapes and local, but rather exciting bird life. Just by happenstance, while driving outside Maclear, I noticed a substantially larger than average bird flying overhead, thinking it was just a crane. Piquing my interest, I decided to trance the vaguely familiar bird and to my surprise, I noticed a few more birds surrounding something rather large lying in a field. Slowing down the car with the hazard’s lights flashing, wait could it be I thought…No, it possibly couldn’t be, yes it was! Conferenced around this unfortunate deceased cow, there in fact was a committee of Cape Vultures right before my eyes. Not something I EVER get the pleasure to see. Bring the car to a complete and safe stop, fumbling at the seat belt like I had been set on fire, whilst trying to grab my camera all whilst keeping my eyes fixed on this incredible site before me. Secretary birds just on the outskirts of this business-like meeting just to complete this entire scene. Breathtaking, simply breath taking. Looking through my view finder, catching the glimpse of my condensed exhaled breath just passing in front of my face.
Sometimes we get these small bursts of wonderment in life, standing on the side on the road, bone chilling cold, camera in hand with an unbelievable backdrop of mountains, I again find myself taking a brief chance to reflect on my job and what it really entails. The chance to experience and open one’s eyes to things that we would otherwise miss. It’s the curiosity to explore that matters and at Ecourb Projects and Planning, we take the time to explore your needs and dreams and try and capture the beauty that could be in any project that we take on.
Let’s explore together.