'being (t)here' is a class i love to teach. each time is an adventure in itself
it's a class which is suited as much to a forest as to a riverside
or even an industrial wasteland
magic is everywhere, the delight is in the detail
and everything has a fascination if you look at it with your heart
this week i will be in Tasmania
(i love islands)
installing back country for Ten Days on the Island (recently renamed the Tasmanian International Arts Festival) before class begins - it will have a new piece in it to replace the one acquired by the Tamworth Regional Gallery last month -
the only really tricky bit is editing which resources to take,
choosing a teacup for the ride
and trying to reorganise the sewing box/tool kit
which seems to have a mind of its own.
happily i can make do most of the time
so long as i have my trusty collection of readings with me
and a piece of string to hang them on.
the last piece of string stayed in Aotearoa
it was as long as the flight from New Orleans to Vancouver.
tomorrow i will make a string that will measure the distance from Adelaide to Hobart
while gazing out the window of the plane
i will confess i do love flying, though it's admittedly not the kindest mode of transport in terms of the environment
it would take a long time to get to Tasmania on my windsurfer
and my books would get wet.
someone else has a mind of her own, too.
it seems Martha has taken Kubbi aside and given her The Word on suitcases
(in a few months time she won't fit in)
PS i'm not entirely sure, but i think some places remain open in being (t)here classes in Scotland and France later this year