Wednesday, 10 December 2008


I was wondering what could make us be spontaneous at times, and I got to the conclusion that it has to be much related to the general need of escapism. Escaping of the everyday routine is essential to everyone. Being spontaneous makes us have moments of happiness and adrenaline. And then these moments will give us energy to return to that same routine with a bit more courage and liveliness.

I had one of these moments very recently. It does not happen very often ending in South Hampton, when the decision to be made is “where do we go for a pint?” after a rehearsal, especially when you really need the toilet. It turned out that we spent the night writing poems together and then we went to the New Forest where we saw wild horses and dears. It was so magical and amazing that it made me think about spontaneity and how important it is.
The magic of the wild animals, the stars, the sounds and also the fear of being in an unknown place in the dark, boosted me so powerfully that I can still feel it today. All I can do is hope that you all have these moments.

Where were you when it happened?
So deep in the dark, dark night
When the moon did not shine,
No one could see the starts or the sky!
And the sea cried to be left in the dark of itself.
And all mermaids joined the song,
And they sang into the night,
With open hearts that told the truths of their love,
And happiness was re-born.
But let’s hope it is not the only time
Because time is all we have left.


Mark Griffin said...

I think saying YES whenever you can is the key. I think it's healthy to cultivate a state of mind that feels disppointed when you have to say NO (although from time to time you have too to keep safe and sane.) YES to adventures, YES to poems, YES to helping other people, YES to taking the trouble to do something well. YES to Mermaids and Unicorns!!! That's what I say.

They'll only exist if you decide to go and look for them.

Hannah Breheny said...

I definitely agree with yourself and Mark here, Carolina.. I love spontaneity, I think there just isn't enough people who yes enough! I think at our age in our positions, we have the opportunities to do so much on the off chance and I for one rarely take up these opportunities.. Only when we thrive upon every opportunity in front of us will we feel that we are really to leave and grow up a little!x