From the Editor's Computer
Lately I have been reading my way through Julia Cameron’s many books on creativity.
So many people don’t let themselves do anything creative because they are worried about how it will be received by other people. They are concerned about being seen as foolish, flaky, and/or a failure.
Yet, in art and creativity, as in life itself, the journey is far more important than the final destination. Doing something creative, creating something, is more important than presenting whatever it is you’ve done to the world for scrutiny.
If you want to write or paint or dance or sing or (fill in the blank), then don’t bother sharing it with others. Do it entirely for yourself. Do it for your eyes or ears only. Do it because you will feel more alive for having done it. Allow yourself to express whatever you need to express, in the way you need to express it.
Who knows, because there is no pressure, you may decide in the end to share it after all.
Beth Click here to read the complete issue of The Chautauqua.
Mirror School’s doors have now closed.
I attended the Commemorative/Farewell evening at the school on June 17th and was thrilled to see and reconnect with former staff - Rob Pearn, Richard Brooks, Gerry Moen, Georgia Spence and Brent Buchanan. A few former students were on hand for us to all reminisce together of days gone by.
While it is quite sad that the school is closing, in one respect it is just a building. The vast majority of my personal memories of the school don’t really centre around the building itself. Okay, yes, there was that one time I kicked my running shoe on the roof and had to ask the janitor, Brian Bellamy, to get it down.
As we shared memories during the evening, our memories were mainly about the relationships we had formed there - many of which have survived time and distance. Mirror School really was one large family
They can close the building’s doors...they can’t destroy our memories.
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