|By Chris Grady|
Chris Grady: Take time to think...
Date: 18 November 2012
I was on a tube a couple of days ago, and found myself witnessing two passengers - friends, colleagues, lecturers. I found myself writing about it. Thought I'd share.
There is nothing more revealing
Than witnessing another' speed
I am observing two people
Like assesing like how their like students work in an environment
They talk of holiday
They talk of diary and timetable
They talk of pressure
They don't like stop
They don't take a moment
They don't slow. Calm. Think
They have pressure
They work in a college
They need to do something. Explore the problems. Think students. Think timetable. Think injections. Yup. Think pregnancy. Talk talk talk
No space to reflect
No space to care
I am so lucky. I can listen
(Ok I'm typing this conversation)
But I have the chance to listen
Have the chance to not listen
Have the chance for silence
Thank you world
For giving me space to think
As I revert to my freelance role I realise I must hang on to some silence and space. I currently have 5 email addresses (Stage Entertainment, Anglia Ruskin, Theatre Royal, Mountview, Chris Grady.org), so four "masters" (the 5 less my own business) and all expecting me to be near enough available. Its the joy of freelance portfolio careers !!
Thank you world for giving me space to think
And thank you WOS for giving me a moment to reflect
- by Chris Grady
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|Chris Grady is a freelance arts manager/trainer working with Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, Mountview Academy of Theatre, London and Stage Entertainment Licensed Productions, Holland. An associate of Wonderbird EU and in development for StoryMusic2020. Over 30 years he has run, built, raised money for, programmed and invented for theatres; conceived festivals, produced trade fairs, shows and galas; taught plate-spinning and sold computers. He runs a series of mentor/coaching sessions for emerging creatives who work in theatre, art, film, dance, spirituality, conjuring, astrology and beyond. There are more things in heaven and earth, good reader, than are dreamed of in your philosophy. Look out beyond Zone 2, beyond the establishment, beyond the horizon, over the edge. The future’s bright and entirely unpredictable.|
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