Pascal Derrien

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Memoria, Social Media & The Evolving Door

Memoria, Social Media & The Evolving Door

My mum almost fell out of the car, it was a sharp turn and somehow, she bended dangerously on the right side of the road with one eye licking closely the tarmac while the other one desperately instructed her left arm to catch my father’s hand. How could this has happened?

Well I am not sure I was in the back seat watching the landscape but I guess the main contributing factor was obviously that the passenger door was not fully shut, and I may also have to remind you that seat belts were still not mandatory in those days for the tired Renault Family 4 L.

That simple fact drew the line between an almost tragic incident against something you would barely remember. I don’t know anything about the symbolic of the door but there is probably more that meet the eye besides just being a mechanical entry or protection system.

The reason I thought about this incident has nothing to do with cars or anything of the sort but I was imagining social media as being a vast and grand hotel and how very often you must go thru revolving doors to reach the reception desk. I know I know, it is a funny and twisted bridge for a conversation but this is how my small brain is functioning. So, hotel as a metaphor for social media as a playground it is.

You log in at the reception and you may choose to walk off directly to your profile or maybe you choose to set off to the bar for an impromptu conversation, some prefer more formal discussions in a conference room, others again privilege one to one engagement at the restaurant with a messaging table for two.

There is a lot of choice whereby you can enjoy a fitness talk at the Gym or retreat to the library for an intimate read. You may agree that customer service and front of the house staff is paramount to the experience, sometimes that’s how you get a great review on Trip Advisor.

At that point you may also think that I live in a bubble where bullying, trolls, blocks, attacks and hordes of bitter wanna be cooks who despise the chef’s cooking don’t exist. They do but they can fill a complaint form it’s their prerogative. Sure, they do exist and they are customers too but do I have to talk about them if I don’t want to? I don’t.

It is easy to focus on all the negatives and get dragged into semantic conversations about the colour of the wall paper and toilet rolls, some have their merit when constructive I suppose. I am not naive or dismissive but to quote a local band from around here maybe some have not found what they were looking for. If you don’t like a hotel you are staying in you don’t come back do you? 

Personally, social media has made me a more curious person, I grew up as an individual, I have been able to express myself in ways that I did not even suspect I was capable of, I have built up a posse of contemporary voices which I am glad to say has been instrumental in opening a few evolving doors.

I found that for the most part those of have parked their own inhibitions are thoughtful and caring…….

I found that for the most part people are giving and sharing…….

I found that for the most part comrades are feeling unrestricted to show love and compassion….

I found that for the most part folks are considerate....

I found that for the most part social media inhabitants are daring, learning and are not as sceptical as I thought……

I found that for the most part that the general population is composed of generous souls except for the ones I have not fought…….

I have sometimes bumped into unexpected gems, and I for once have been given the privilege every now and again to witness little social media miracles

What about you?


Amber Run

I'll use you as a warning sign

That if you talk enough sense then you'll lose your mind

And I'll use you as a focal point

So, I don't lose sight of what I want

And I've moved further than I thought I could

But I missed you more than I thought I would

And I'll use you as a warning sign

That if you talk enough sense then you'll lose your mind

And I found love where it wasn't supposed to be

Right in front of me

Talk some sense to me

And I found love where it wasn't supposed to be

Right in front of me

Talk some sense to me

And I'll use you as a makeshift gauge

Of how much to give and how much to take

I'll use you as a warning sign

That if you talk enough sense then you'll lose your mind

And I found love where it wasn't supposed to be

Right in front of me

Talk some sense to me

And I found love where it wasn't supposed to be

Right in front of me

Talk some sense to me

Oh, and I found love where it wasn't supposed to be

Right in front of me

Talk some sense to me

And I found love where it wasn't supposed to be

Right in front of me

Talk some sense to me


Songwriters

Joshua Keogh


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Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.


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Photo Credit

Peter Steiner Man Standing


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Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #26

#30
I am told you are a regular there ☺ many thanks for the comment Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #25

I love revolving doors Pascal Derrien's idea of Hotel beBee! The reception desk is so kind, they offer such a great variety of 'food' on their menu along with a very safe place to relax in comfort, knowing you will return again! You can find me in the lounge sipping on a good dark red while enjoying mussels in a sherry sauce!

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #24

#27
ah true some people get stuck on replay in social media too Donna-Luisa Eversley , damn doors !!! :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #23

#26
many thanks for dropping by and saying so debasish majumder :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #22

#24
thank you Ian Weinberg I did not know Mudita. To your success Ian :-)

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #21

Good on you Pascal Derrien Growth and evolution in one is inspiration for all! In Buddhism - Mudita: rejoicing in another's success.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #20

#22
Hi Paul Walters I have a loyalty card and constantly upgrade myself :-)

Paul Walters

4 years ago #19

Pascal Derrien how did you get the gig in the pantry? I got the 4th floor in the basement parking lot... in the back corner I might add

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #18

#19
indeed the incident was very sudden\ud83d\udc1d Fatima Williams glad you liked the article and for saying so :-)

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #17

Even I like this the most "I have sometimes bumped into unexpected gems, and I for once have been given the privilege every now and again to witness little social media miracles " I'm glad your Mom was OK. That sounded scary. Enjoyed the buzz Pascal Derrien Thank you

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #16

Even I like this the most "I have sometimes bumped into unexpected gems, and I for once have been given the privilege every now and again to witness little social media " I'm glad your Mom was OK. That sounded scary. Enjoyed the buzz Pascal Derrien Thank you

Ken Boddie

4 years ago #15

Only coin of the realm from an Irish gentleman such as yourself, Mr Derrien. Alternatively, an introduction to one of your leprechaun associates, or better still, access to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #14

#14
you take bitcoin Ken Boddie :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #13

Yes consistency in service is key in the welcoming industry if you want repeat business Dean Owen :-)

Dean Owen

4 years ago #12

Hey, I've already start hive Café beBee, do I now need to start Hotel beBee? Great metaphor. Many of us writers were guest entertainers at Hotel LinkedIn before but they often tucked us away to play our instruments in the pantry. It's great to be in the lobby entrance.

Ken Boddie

4 years ago #11

#11
I was the guy who carried your heavy baggage to your room, Mr Derrien, sir. Still waiting for a tip ......?

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #10

#12
oh thank you Gert Scholtz I was thinking that many times kool stuff happen but it is rarely spoken about. Thanks for the kind words.

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #9

Pascal Derrien Every time a fantastic read! I like this line most: "I have sometimes bumped into unexpected gems, and I for once have been given the privilege every now and again to witness little social media miracles".

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #8

#7
Ken Boddie indeed I think I have seen you in the hotel a few times before I got to talk to you :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #7

#9
many thanks for that Chas \u270c\ufe0f Wyatt indeed a nice one :-)

Ken Boddie

4 years ago #6

The SM/hotel metaphor is brilliant, Pascal! Personally, I choose to stay at the chain of hotels where I can engage readily in the bar conversation, initially with strangers, but in subsequent visits with acquaintances who I have met on previous visits, and eventually with the guests who have slowly morphed into friends over many recurring visits. The other essential thing to keep me, the. customer, coming back time and again is attentive and personal service from senior hotel management. Needless to say I choose to stay at Hotel beBee whenever I'm looking for a home away from home and engaging conversation with fellow guests. I know that the Hotel Manager and Owner, Sn Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee, will always look after his guests and ensure that his staff will provide attentive service.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #5

#5
a beBee choir I have not thought about that one Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich :-)

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #4

#3
ah thanks Don \ud83d\udc1d Kerr the posse is geometrically and geographically variable but Canada is part of it :-)

don kerr

4 years ago #3

Pascal Derrien All I got is this - yup. "Personally, social media has made me a more curious person, I grew up as an individual, I have been able to express myself in ways that I did not even suspect I was capable of, I have built up a posse of contemporary voices which I am glad to say has been instrumental in opening a few evolving doors."

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #2

#1
that's funny :-) Devesh Bhatt I promise you I wont do an audio book any time soon :-)

Devesh 🐝 Bhatt

4 years ago #1

I get this funny feeling.. I want to read your posts in your voice. Never heard you. It's like reading famous people quotes in their voices

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