A Conversation with the Elements

T.R.I.B.E. Newsletter –
February 6, 2014



Dear T.R.I.B.E. Friends,
             If you are in New York, where we are at present, you know that we are experiencing a dramatic weather conversation with Mother Earth and the Universe beyond. There was one day of lovely fluffy snow, a second waiting day, followed by a day of rain/ice/slush. We are told this will soon be turning into a deep freeze, so the rain, ice/slush will create a great big ice covering all over the city. This kind of dramatic change is hard to ignore. It is happening in real time. The minute we walk out the front door, we are in a conversation with the elements. It is immediate and insistent and undeniable.
             Some ideas are great ideas, but aren’t formed. They live in the abstract, and in the realm of the possible. They are a little like the weather forecast that says it “might” do something.  Other dreams are realized, are formed and whether they are happening this second or not…they ARE.
T.R.I.B.E. IS. 
              T.R.I.B.E. exists, it has shown us in so many different ways how deeply it can touch us, how far we can soar on the inspiration of a line of poetry or prose, how deeply we can reflect upon a nuance in the actor’s rendering of a monologue or a scene, and how thrilling the act of creation can be in real time through the dripping of paint on a canvas, or the playing of a violin or flute in juxtaposition with a wisdom talk.  We have seen and participated in transformation together and we know that this is a gift we are poised to share with others.
             We are taking a break from our weekly gatherings to build the foundation upon which T.R.I.B.E. will be able to rest, and on top of which we know it will expand to serve many. During this time of active creation, we send you love and  inspiration to create.  We remind you that you contain an artist inside of you. 
Please continue to feed that inner artist, to keep in touch with us, and to allow your ideas to become a part of the foundational walls we are building.
             We would love it if those of you who have taken part in the building of the magic so far would write a small or large or short or long piece or poem or play telling us what T.R.I.B.E. means to you.  We will not only be thrilled but will compile all of these creations in a book.
             We are documenting:) Let us hear your beautiful voice.
The weather IS.
The future of both is assured.
Sending love,

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