It is true to say, that we often feel the want to strive for freedom, hence any sense of being caged, may not seem appealing. What types of cages are there? Caged animals was the first things that came to my mind, and yet these are are not the only type of cages.
The topic of spice once again, brought an opportunity to express life through a different lens. This is the beauty of the poetic expression.
It was interesting to see how each spice can be used in many ways to express something else about life. Dill for example… have you ever used this word to describe this about a person even though it is a herb or spice?
Interestingly, the power around the elite, has been leading discussions around the world in relation to the way of life and the sense of equity and how to bring to care for all humans on the planet. Is it time to look at the nature of the ‘elite’ and ensure no harm or damage ripples from ‘getting there’ or while there?
It is wonderful to explore topics how our feelings and thoughts about certain phenomena. This week’s topic on ‘ghosts’ an interesting exploration. The word was used in a variety of ways… with a variety of meanings. It gave many of us the opportunity to bring out some experiences, some were personal and some conceptual.
And just like that, the word ‘frame’ arrives and in an instant it begins to lead us somewhere. Over the week, it may be a topic that we’ve thought about, or a style we would like to explore or something else that makes its way clear, to the word ‘frame’ to surface.
This was a topic that brought out a lot of issues that underpin many of the ails we experience in life today. With the need for perfection, doing it right, fitting in, being like others… it can leave personal and individual uniqueness seem flawed.
It was wonderful to find out more about sapphires. That’s the beauty of these sessions, it can path the way to learn things we may not otherwise have researched. Of course it also takes us somewhere, and even brings up things in our subconscious that say a little about us and the way we see the world. What do you know about ‘sapphires’? I learnt a lot about what they symbolise. I loved the discussion around how gems are extracted and the role they play in defining status in many instances.
It was on ANZAC day that we came together with our expression about the word ‘blind’. Some would see the connection between the two, while it wasn’t intended. For our ANZAC soldiers landing at the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, on that fateful day in 1915, in a way were ‘blind sided’ by the miscalculations in the planning, that lead many soldiers to their deaths.
Shadow is a regularly used metaphor to depict the colourless nature of something, or a lesser than whole. It can powerfully depict and emphasise messages, which can be seen throughout some of the prose and poems shared.
How do you feel about ‘pancakes’ and what does it conjure for you? For many the smell, the shape the stories to tell. This word, for sure did open some doors, into the past and what a blast, it was. The great thing is we chat and share about our lives, our feelings, our thoughts and the way we see life. We also open up to the views of others, and from that it expands ourselves.
This week’s topic on ‘secrets’ brought some interesting perspectives. There were many feelings about the nature of a secret, and its impact. Even the behaviours surrounding the thought of a secret… Often it seems to attract attention.Once again, this topic had us delve into our selves, our lives, our past and address or have a conversation with it, which we have come to know how powerful that is.
Birth… an arrival. Many memories and stories told about the nature of the arrival / birth of those close to us. And of course there is the arrival, the ‘birth’ of things new…
Within our own lives, within our selves and the things around us, new things are born each day.
What does ‘birth’ conjure for you? Where does it take you and how would you express that?
We hope you enjoy the read, and perhaps express your own feelings about the word ‘birth’.