Silent conversation. Chicken practice. Michel’s beautiful tabletop badminton solo practice.The ‘ground shaking’ silent conversation ritual. Justine’s attraction to Myrrdin. The swimming pool. The landscape is changing. Michel formally withdrawing: in preparation for Zwalm. An end is marked for me by the silent conversation ritual with Michel.Something changed. How to continue as two? 3 of us (Michel, Justine and Caroline) staying longer, paddock practice. Visiting the wishing tree which is infested with bugs. Our trio practice in the trees. I tried an open eye moment making my own ‘live film’ to the others’ voices: slow mo eyes open. The landscape was my witness and my subject (Then we went to WPZimmer – great residency)
OBJ: changing the constellation of oracle. Michel not part of Zwalm. Allowed space for her to say it.
Suggested: organised a Michel workshop in Pianofabriek. Opened a door for Michel to be differently present. Can oracle facilitate these changes?
It was difficult to get Michel there. Hard to let go of wpZimmer. I remember she even proposed to go to the seaside instead. Something didn’t want to be confronted. It all changed, when we got there. We made wishes, we had a silent conversation. Michel and Caroline cried a lot.
It was a changing moment for oracle. Michel decided to not be part of Zwalm. The beginning of her slow and silent retrieve from oracle. I remember Caroline telling me the silent conversation closed a cycle for her with Michel. After that she could let Michel go. Really? We stayed one day longer than Rasa. Practiced in the field and took a lot of time for warm-up. Oracle was free in nature. Happy. All seemed to be possible.
I didn’t know at that time that it was one of the last moments spent together in total harmony. But it was.
- Caroline and me walked alone in the night. It was raining frogs
- Insects in our wishing trees
- the retreat made a fabulous wpZimmer residency possible
- Changing constellation of oracle: giving Michel the possibility to lead a workshop