I met technology theorist Tom Chatfield in Oxford back in November. A few weeks later I sent him an e mail, inviting him to an improv session in London. I didn't hear back for a while. When I did, after about a month, Tom was profusely apologetic, bless him.
I like playing around with the sub-title of this site. So far I have had 'Out on an edge', 'Life is a mash up', 'Big fan of small airports', 'What will this year hold?' and currently 'Time for a walk'. I went for a walk on Sunday morning. With the dog. It was a spectacular day, as you can see from the photo (click on the title of this post).
I find myself thinking about the theme of permanence and change and the balance between again. Hardly surprising perhaps since in Spanish, it is woven into the language. Castillian has two verbs to be - 'ser' and 'estar'. The first is used for things that are deemed to be permanent - like where you are from (or which football team you support).
I saw the Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery in London over the holidays, which was fabulous, though reminiscent of looking at great art on a rush hour tube, so crowded was the space. I was struck by how significant two pieces of improv practice were in the masters work - collaboration and being willing to be changed.