I have spent a lifetime of working out what I don’t want to find out what it is actually that I do want and this is the key to doing what I love.
The alienation of separateness and being confounded by prejudices which I never understood is to discover that, it is, what unites us that which holds meaning and fascination. This electric but rather obvious insight means now I have my path, I will now endeavour to learn from and work with any like minded people (people who love and value the universal and respect equality).
My own journey began with a feeling for innate human values, followed by developing a love for Shakespeare and Chaucer. The excitement of first discovering Joseph Campbell only to find it was James Joyce, that I was responding to all. These writers espouse values Olive Schreiner talks about so eloquently in her work during the reign of the backward and oppressive Victorians during a period known as the Fin de siècle.
I have a love for so many writers including Julius and Philip Epstein who wrote the script for Casablanca, The writers, who were retained against the wishes of Warner Brothers, worked tirelessly to retain some sense of the female independence in a heavily censored script. The writers started with an understanding that the themes of freedom and independence apply across genders, people, races etc. We are all in essence, the same but different!
Luckily, I have always been in love with the inventive classical form in writing but in all arts which includes literature, music, art, film or any other expression of universality. So the world really is my oyster.
Every day I will learn about, engage with and further the universal in all facets. I hope to create a universal home where anyone can understand that all humans are one and our expressions are the myriad of ways in which we connect to reach our collective journey into bliss, harmony and unity.
Thank you world.