Thursday, March 31, 2016

TED TALK


used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”

- Frida Kahlo


I get asked to speak or weigh in on issues outside of my area of expertise - whatever mysterious thing that may be - and I almost always begin by saying no. to myself. and then look for reasons to say yes. If they present themselves well enough then I may very well wander down some unfamiliar road even if all I end up doing is asking a bunch of questions out loud instead.

I was asked in 2015 to speak at the first ever TEDxGaborone (Botswana). Daunting is the word that comes to mind. The idea was to speak on imagination and I did so, not because I felt comfortable doing so but because I have trafficked in it for the better part of decade and figured that if nothing else I could chat my way through that ...history.


The video can be found here:    The language of imagination: a conversation we dream to ourselves    I hope you'll share your comments below the vid on you tube