My son Colin Cudmore did what he was designed to do. This inventive, socially-conscious, values-driven, world-citizen Aquarian took a good idea from inception to materialization. Here’s how it came about.
The next step is to get the product manufactured. They’re working on it. That will bring costs down, free Colin up for further design work, and most important (at least to me), save his hands, which are at this point seemingly permanently swollen by the repetitive motions required to handmake the towers. He’d train others to do what he does, but he wants every tower that leaves the plant to be perfect, and doesn’t have time to train, given that all his free time is spent on the push to manufacture the towers. . . Colin doesn’t mind the grinding physical work. I’m amazed at his power of endurance. And of course, these are just the issues they are dealing with now. Who knows what’s next. There’s always something. Doris Lessing: “The conditions are always impossible.”
Gear down and go.
There are millions of inventors out there. Very few of them have challenged themselves to uncover their grit, determination, people skills, and networking capacity to see good ideas through to completion. Or at least, not yet. I ended up taking my morning walk with a neighbor the other day. He’s an inventor too, and says he meets with lots of people who are also inventors, but none of them have yet made anything happen. Not yet. Remember, “the conditions are always impossible.” Do what you are meant to do. If you do, the universe will support you. Believe it! A door will open which is there only for you.
One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that.
Meanwhile, Colin’s brother Sean pointed out to me the latest on the Garden Tower Project.