2017. Notes to self My motto in life is to inspire and be inspired. It’s not simple. Get it wrong and there’s a long way to fall. Only a hypocrite says he inspires when uninspired himself. Practically this means I need to read more books – presently reading “My name is Leon” – – and to see more theatre. And I need to see more poets too. I need to be….. not the expert but the student, not the “lived experience” but living life, not the curated example of authenticity but the action. And I need to laugh more; not on stage to an audience but off stage to friends.
I need to feel happiness (rather than speak of happiness): not through staving off sadness in monologue but through feeling it in dialogue. I need to listen in 2017 and to read and to watch. These are the foundations of creativity. Silence is the mother of creativity. And I need to write. I need to write to the clicking sound of the keyboard. Because then I am alive. I am alive when silence gives to life. It is an invisible sound from an unknown source so definitely definitely alive. Happy new Year.