Hi friends, I hope September sees you all doing as well as possible! This is a time of flux and chaos, and many people are suffering from overdoses of fear-mongering and the crap coming at us through the media. I can’t bear it. I have been consciously going against this flow and looking for the good in everyday situations: remembering to smile at the checkout person, saying thanks to the bus driver, smiling at people as I walk along the street. It’s crazy that it takes such an effort, but it’s the only way. I know I’m not the only one doing this…
I’m recently back from a few days up on Lismore to come down from the Edinburgh Fringe run of Pulse. I needed to feel that limestone ground under my feet and let the porous rock pull me back to earth. To be honest, I’ve been pretty knackered after the show. But there’s an afterglow too, with the responses, positivity and resonances that Pulse has made. I’ve been touched to meet so many folk who came to see the show. All the positive feedback has fed me deeply – thank you all! Those smiles and comments will stay with me for a long time.
This week also sees the start of the Taproot festival on Lismore. I can’t wait for this, to feel my feet on the Lismore ground again, feel the beat of one collective, creative heart, and be assisted to rise up to that resonance that will keep us healthy and well.
I look forward to seeing you up on Lismore or, if you can’t make it, at an upcoming event. Or drop me a wee message, to let me know how you’re doing, if you feel so moved.
Read Mairi’s full September newsletter here.