the novel, the story, the poem, the song are each a model, an imagistic impression of the world not as it is but as the maker pictures it to be, inviting us to step into this imaginary world in order to better understand the real, including ourselves.

Brain Pickings by Maria Popova


SEVENWELL FACT!!!!! Believe it or not, scientists say that statistically, every person has roughly SIX doppelgangers out there in the world. That means there are SEVEN PEOPLE with your face, including you, out there.


I realised today that all our theatre finales for our visual theatre works for children and families are expressions of the ineffable experience of the wonder of “being” –  we’re trying to grab/hear/see a glimpse of the lost chord, the holy grail, GOD, transcendence …. we are trying to find or give expression to the wonder, gratitude and love we feel for the “ineffable” –  that which is too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words….the joy of being …. an appreciation for our existence and the experience of our existence – gratitude and awe for our consciousness and sentience and the miracle of that – that we can experience the wonder of our “being” – in all its beauty and complexity and unknowingness … coupled with the trancendental sense that there is a benevolence and oneness at the core of it all … that we live to unravel and celebrate beauty, truth and our power to imagine…. that beauty like nature is both joyous and awful … it can be harsh and cruel and crippling but it can also be inspiring and healing and transcendent.

If our theatre finales lead to this, then what comes before it represents the struggles of our worldly lives … how we as mere mortals grapple with our existences …. through play and dreams, tests and challenges, quests and heroics, defeat and despair, fear and loathing, pain and suffering, yearning and loneliness, celebration and togetherness, ritual and ceremony, , kindness and cruelty,  joy and despair, gratification and sacrifice, benevolence and malevolence, art and science,  the sacred and profane.

Dave Brown – The PaperBoats

Dave Brown – The PaperBoats