On being a part, playing a part at The Globe (Theatre). As a final gathering of friends, newer friends who somehow with time and space become old friends, such that you feel like you’ve known them forever.
A while ago I watched this Ted Talk by Philippe Starke on Design and destiny. One proposition he made struck me more than any others when he said…
“No one is obliged to be a genius, but we are all obliged to participate…”
And as we are in society, and as we are part of community, we are “not obliged to be a genius, but we are obliged to participate…to shine
as a bulb with wings.
And if you are ever so lucky to run into strangers, who give you the space…to play your part in their lives…
So…what would I say to 2014-2015, my year as a Student Ambassador for London Universities…
To my fellow ambassadors, KD, the UCL IOE who sponsored my nomination, my humble thanks… for the introductions, for the coffee and the cake, for the relentless laughter and forever friendships, for letting me in on the secret joys of walking through parks holding hands and singing out of tune, for having me over for dinner, for having me down for coffee talk, for allowing me to wander but never feel lost.
But mostly, thanks for always being Free, and in being so, offering me such space to remember how important saying ‘YES’ when Lady Luck calls your name!
My Love and Very Best,
“To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. The intention must be to understand ourselves and not to leave it to others to transform themselves or to bring about a modified change through revolution, either of the left or of the right. It is important to understand that this is our responsibility, yours and mine…”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti