|Yesterday's thinking chair|
The value of a view, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, but most have a real estate value based on location popularity.
There's much you can do with a view.
You can park your car with a view, build a house with a view, visit a restaurant with a view, book a holiday with a view, walk with a view, sit with a view and host a party with a view.
You can woo with a view (which could lead to a screw with a view), go to the loo with a view (and possibly poo with a view), eat stew with a view and drink a brew with a view. Dairy farmers might hear a moo with a view and the Aussie bush might house a roo with a view. If you head to Taronga you'll find a zoo with a view.
Dr Seussisms aside, you can even find a view worth dying for.
Yesterday as the model daughter did her thing at Bronte Beach I went for a wander along the cliff tops and found Waverley Cemetery. If ever there was a view worth dying for, this is it.
Opened in 1877 it's known for its amazing Victorian and Edwardian monuments. But beyond that it's known for its view.
A view for all eternity.
As morbid as this might sound, it got me to thinking about where I'd like to be buried. As I wandered along the paths looking at the graves on this prime piece of real estate, I wondered where the hell my body would be put to rest.
What will my view be?
Suddenly the cemetery near my home in Canberra-ville doesn't cut it anymore. For the simple reason that there is no view.
As I sat on a park bench writing in my "big book of ideas"overlooking the sandstone cliffs and the Pacific Ocean I decided I needed more for my decomposing body than just a patch of grass.
I need a view. Even if only to whack a memorial plaque on a park bench with my name on it overlooking the ocean to inspire other writers to sit and let their creativity flow.
I'm not sure where I'm going to find this view and I guess once I'm dead I won't be around to care, but the idea of being parked in a spot with such incredible beauty appeals to me.
Have you thought about your final resting place?
Where will you spend eternity?
Does it have a view?