I was listening to ABC radio this morning. Eric Lumsden, Garry Baverstock and someone else were talking about, amongst other things, the importance of planning for parks in a rapidly growing Perth.
Switch scenes to last week when I dropped my motorcycle in for a service in Carlisle. I never go to Carlisle so I had no idea what was there. But I had a couple of hours to kill so I just headed off in a random direction in the cheerful belief that you're never far from a park in Perth.
I was right. A couple of blocks away I came across a grassy, shady place with benches. I read the motorcycle magazine I'd picked up along the way and, before I knew it, my phone went off. My bike was ready.
We're pretty lucky, huh? Open space abounds in this city.
But the message of this morning's ABC show was that "luck" comes from careful planning.
We mustn't become complacent.
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