It doesn't take too long to realize that Pranati McCauley could have
been a Chanteuse for Our Times. She's got the vocal moves, honey, and can
belt 'em out with verve and style. While this may not be a trait normally
associated with money management aka bookkeeping, Pranati's songful lyrics
add a melodic dimension to our working life. The daily repertoire extends
from every show tune on the charts, to the sweetest ballad, to the hottest
rhythm and blues.
Pranati is something of an enigma. The natural order and precision which
make her so extremely industrious (a true paragon of worker virtue) are
balanced by a looseness of personal style and witty sense of humor. She
hikes deep into the winter wood, swing dances, bicycles from one end of
the city to another, and still has time and inclination to ponder the questions
of literature, music and human nature. Indeed, one of Pranati's most important
characteristics is her deep commitment to what can perhaps be called the
spiritual, a commitment that keeps her on a simultaneously exhilarating
and complex quest for meaning and harmony in life.
is more accomplished than she likes to allow, and if she weren't
our bookkeeper, a position she's held for over ten years, she might
be building houses, acting in the theatre, or even roping steers
astride a trusty steed. But modesty and a certain diffidence keep
the world ignorant of these prodigious talents - a loss for the
world, but our distinct gain.