|there but for the grace of god go i
||[May. 17th, 2009|07:13 pm]
If you boiled down my entire engagement with the world to three elements they would be: embodied experiences, connections and ethics. |
Embodied experiences: the way things feel (to touch, texture) and look, how they are made and experienced, design and it's relationship to quality of life. What it means to be embodied.
Connections: how people interact with each other and their environment, how different 'fields' of knowlege and experience relate to each other, dejavu, metaphor, story.
Ethics: How to live best, if everyone did _____ what would the world be like, if
_____ continued what kind of future world would result.
I have a tendency to be excitable, silly, obsessive, overwhelmed, a procrastinator, surprised by my achievements, infatuated.
In the past I had a more balanced lifestyle, thrived on working at the Elephant Walk, lived in rent free luxury in the family home, was nocturnal, spent too much time trying to call my boyfriend.
Everyday I eat a block of chocolate (dark, vegan, mint, fair trade organic), dream up some crazy future plan, complain (sad but true), chew my cats ear, miss Adelaide.
Lately I Download TV, miss meals, worry too much, have no weekends, crave gardening, find living with my boy the most natural wonderful experience of our relationship, have no money, have a crush on a girl, eat pink grapefruits, can very nearly walk in heels.
In the Future I hope to have 2-4 children natural or adopted; work four out of seven days a week; Have an amazing living home that's almost self sufficient, covered with plants, comfortable warm, inspiring and an integrated part of a great community; Bring together all of my strong threads of interest together; develop tangible useful skills which I use creatively to enrich life and solve complex problems- probably this will involve textiles but my dream is to be involved in designing whole systems eg businesses, buildings,the whole production and use of a garment; Finish My Book; Spend some time living in Iceland and Cuba visit Japan, Russia, Sweden, Nepal, Tibet; Find over and over my beautiful soul mates watch them bloom and spread and rise; Find many Woods and Fields and take the time to explore them.
guilty pleasures strawberry sour straps, ok magazine, wearing stock (hemp hoodlamb jackets) while I'm in the shop to keep warm.
Today there was a lamb(?)'s head on the footpath on my bike journey to work. Way up there with the grossest things I've ever seen.