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Crystal Pite on Flight Pattern

  This looks heartbreaking and wonderful…. Art as protest and activism. It was on stage in March this year. Choreographer, Crystal Pite, is the first woman to have created a new work for the Royal Ballet in almost two decades. … Continue reading

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Wetiko: Energy, Domination and Human Societies – Martin Kirk

Wetiko: Energy, Domination and Human Societies This forms part of series of posts about cultural questions, and paradigm shift. Click on the link for Martin’s fascinating article. ‘Wetiko’ is an indigenous term, used in this context to refer to modern … Continue reading

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Human – Chiara Montaldo’s interview

Another interview clip from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s film ‘Human’. This one feels especially relevant right now – something about engaging with reality, in place of story, and humanity, in place of ‘othering’. Here’s the short description for the ‘Human’ project/fim:- ‘What … Continue reading

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‘In the bleakness of the Calais migrant camp, a light shines out’ Jonathan Freedland

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/25/calais-migrant-camp-refugees?CMP=fb_gu The writer has been watching the refugee crisis and the Calais situation with a similar mix of anger, despair and hope. It seems ever more futile to look to elected governments for ethics or humanity or any interest in the … Continue reading

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Jan’s Story

  One of the things we notice in the world, is that hate has difficulty standing up to shared experiences of humanity. Empathy dissolves prejudice and separation. So it feels extremely important to share what this gentle, loving, creative young man has … Continue reading

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Liz Gilbert on Mercy

Timely post from Liz on the high cost of ‘othering’ people, our interdependence and our need for compassion towards ourselves and each other. Here’s her latest book:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1408866730/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448297023&sr=1-1&keywords=elizabeth+gilbert+big+magic And here’s Mary Gauthier, on the same theme:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/mary-gauthier-mercy-now/ Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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It’s up to us

The writer has at times this week been unable to see much else when she closes her eyes, but images of drowned children… Clearly she is not alone in that. One possible response is despair, powerlessness, inducing a slide into … Continue reading

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