Today, I had the privilege of presenting on crisis management to a great group of women at the American Council on Education’s Regional Women’s Leadership Forum here in Fargo. I am always delighted to have the opportunity to speak on the topic of crisis management. It is akin to the opportunity to preach the gospel – well, my gospel at least. To be able to speak to the topic with an eye on advancing these women’s framework for leading their institutions through crisis events – well, that just made the whole experience that much more special for me. You know how I love my fierce girls.
The conference is being held at the Radisson. I parked in the parking structure adjacent to the Radisson. On my way back out to the parking structure I stopped at the ladies room on the parking level walkway level (I think it is the third floor of the Radisson). It was then that I came upon the mirror ball restroom.
I have been in this restroom before and it didn’t look like this. It must have been remodeled since my last visit. I must confess, the mirror ball restroom fascinates me. I wasn’t sure upon encountering it whether I loved it or hated it. All that mirror – even on three of the four bathroom stall walls – mirror everywhere – in tiny little mosaic squares.
It was so glam that it was in a way startling. It was not what I expected to see in the middle of our tried and true Radisson in Fargo, North Dakota. It is like stumbling upon an unexpected piece of art or beautiful item in a sea of humdrum – it is a shock to the system.
I am still thinking about that restroom all these hours later. I think I need to go back and visit it again – for no other reason than to marvel at it. I think I will just pop over there the next time I am downtown. I will make sure to download The BeeGees’ hit Stayin’ Alive before I go. I think with that song I could have a hell of a time in the mirror ball restroom!
Day one thousand five hundred and thirty of the new forty – obla di obla da