The Creatives | September 2016
As with every one of these events, I often wonder to myself before if having our little gathering is meaningful. Is there a point to all this? Setting up a table, inviting creatives and seeing what happens?
Every time, there is.
There was no ice breaker needed with these women and we delved right in. We laughed our way through a provoking exercise.
Put your personal music player on shuffle. Write down the first line of the first five songs. Read your poem outloud.
"If you love somebody
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
It's funny how funny you are to look at
The window is open, so's that door."
We laughed hard and did the exercise twice.
We shared deeply and openly and I was reminded of how important it is. The sharing thing. So often we keep it inside, but to share means we make ourselves vulnerable and that is what makes creatives create things. Above all, the vulnerability is essential.
We captured themes on accountability, discipline and structure. But mostly, we captured 'solidarity'. When you swallow your doubts and allow yourself to come alongside others, you find it all a bit less scary and also... when it is the right people, there will only be love, grace and endless support.
What's the point? The solidarity. The unity. The accountability. The inspiring minds. The growth. The challenges. The love. The grace. The support.