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Love in a (Work) Elevator?

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 07 November 2012

Love at the photocopier - have you started a romance in your job, and how did it work out? Our latest Word Of The Day is privado and Ryan Purcell from South East London is our latest Jolly Good Fellow, with Jennifer Rush's Power Of Love his birthday number 1.

Music Played

15 items
  • Image for Hot Chocolate

    Hot Chocolate So You Win Again

    The Gold Album (Various Artists), The Hit Label Ltd

  • Image for Scouting for Girls

    Scouting for Girls Without You

    The Light Between Us, Epic, 1

  • Image for Canned Heat

    Canned Heat Let's Work Together

    The Greatest Hits Of 1970 (Various), Premier

  • Image for The Velvelettes

    The Velvelettes Really Saying Something

    Leaders Of The Pack (Various Artists, Polygram Tv, 5

  • Image for Josephine

    Josephine Original Love

    (CD Single), Ruby Works

  • Image for Smokey Robinson

    Smokey Robinson and The Miracles The Tears Of A Clown

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for World Party

    World Party Message In The Box

    (CD Single), Ensign

  • Image for Kristina Train

    Kristina Train Dark Black

    Dark Black, Mercury

  • Pause For Thought

    • Image for James Taylor

      James Taylor You've Got A Friend

      James Taylor - Classic Songs, CBS

  • Image for Whitney Houston & R Kelly

    Whitney Houston & R Kelly I Look To You

    The Greatest Hits, Sony, 1

  • Image for Manfred Mann

    Manfred Mann The Mighty Quinn

    Ages Of Mann, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Moya

    Moya Making Me Fall

    (CD Single), Four To One Records, 1

  • Image for The Staple Singers

    The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Artist, Global Television

  • Ryan Purcell's Birthday Number 1

    • Image for Jennifer Rush

      Jennifer Rush The Power Of Love

      Now That's What I Call Love (Compilat, Now

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Locked Out Of Heaven

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1


    About ten years ago I attended a team-building exercise with colleagues with whom I volunteer for a charity. One of the outdoor exercises required us to navigate our way around an obstacle course with each member of the team impaired in some way. One person was blindfolded, another wore earplugs…

    Suffice to say all of us needed to work together to make our way safely to the finish line. I was in my early twenties and rather impressionable in what was the pre-broadband-internet era and so found the whole exercise illuminating – even if it sounds horribly corporate today. It was a lesson in trusting my wellbeing to others whom I did not know too well, in a way that I wasn’t quite used to.

    We made our way around the course with a few fumbles here and there, but reached the conclusion and then sat to reflect on our journey. All of us could identify moments where another member of the team had helped us in some way, but when put to that person it was met with a blank response. Much of the trust we had placed in each other at various times during the exercise had barely registered with that particular person; they were oblivious to the moment that we relied on them to help us through. And yet we had got through!

    Each member of the team went about their role on that obstacle course without thinking too much about how they were providing for someone else in particular. I like to think my trust in God flows from the same idea.

    As a Sikh I believe that there is only one God and that all faith groups and non-faith groups alike trust in that same Divinity. Some people might picture God as a being, whilst others cannot envisage a form at all.

    The Sikh way of life teaches that God is everywhere and in everything, without limit, and in my experience that is why I see God as a Divine Design; serving a purpose, fulfilling a role, painting the bigger picture, yet still satisfying the intricate details, whether we are conscious of it or not


    This week's third word is 'privado', a historic term for a close friend or confidant.


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