This story straight out of the Creative Love Exchange
is Part one of a Treelogy
A lovely Psychodrama person rings me from far yonder. She requests my arty input into a banner for this week’s Australia/NZ conference in Sydney.
I hum. I ha. I say
I’m delighted to be approached but I’m busy. Which I am.
Apart from everything else, I’m co-preparing a conference workshop called ‘Connecting with Creativity’.
Conference link here for you.
We explore her banner ideas. She has a hunch to use freshly shed bark from beautiful eucalypts. I’m a big one for affirming creative hunches.
We say our goodbyes. The phone receiver is about to hit its cradle – woop – when I say,
‘Hang on. I just remembered something. Don’t know if it’s any help. The conference theme is all about relationship, right?’
Specifically, it’s The Truth is in the Relationship.
I tell her about a couple of trees I love. They are entwined. I discovered them near work and I go visit them sometimes to wonder at their connectedness, their truth of relationship.
I send her a photo.
‘It’s nothing much’, I say. ‘The photo doesn’t do them justice’.
I underestimate the spirit of the two trees. She is bowled over and she too falls in love.
She’s inspired to include my tree photos and her bark in the banner.
I leave the phone call refreshed and reconnected with the psychodrama community.
The truth is in the relationship.
We’ve spontaneously stepped into a process of collaborative creativity.
We spark. We encourage each other. We dwell in the Creative Love Exchange.
We stay in touch with texts and photos of banner-in-progress.
I can’t resist making a return visit to the two trees. I take a distant photo.Hey. It’s not just two trees. They are not alone. There are others nearby.
The banner is large. She enlists the hands-on help of others. She and I are not alone. There are others nearby. A veritable community paints, stitches and assembles the large artwork. Welcome to the Creative Love Exchange.
Sociometry is a chunk of JL Moreno’s offering of Psychodrama to the world. It’s the study of groups. I send her a text with the Community of Trees photo.