“We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past.”
Miguel de Unamuno
As a child I always wanted to be a hod-carrier. There was something about the symmetry of the bricks on the hold that fascinated me and at the young age of five to eight years it seemed the most elegant of processes and honest of professions. As I matured I preferred the role of architect rather than hod-carrier, although I still find myself noticing the patterns of Flemish Bond brickwork in old houses.