(Invent the future)

Invent the future? My aim is more to open up space for the future’s advent, sensing the field of possibility and stepping into it; entering into conversation with the world.


Reading back, that sentence seems lofty, theoretically unimpeachable and yet empty of all content. I want showing up to my life to be more than a nice-sounding idea. Do I want it more than I want to simultaneously hunker down and flee?

It seems to be a choice between Stephen Sondheim’s Send in the Clowns:

“Making my entrance again with my usual flair, sure of my lines, no-one is there”;

and Peter Gabriel’s San Jacinto:

“I hold the line, the line of strength that pulls me through the fear”.

I love that moment in San Jacinto when he releases his grip, “letting go of life”, before turning and embarking on the journey into the next.


I want to sing again. Perform. Share music with others. I miss that.

Oh, and by the end of this 30 days I want to have caught up with this Trust30 challenge, having fallen several days behind.


This piece is my response to the seventeenth prompt of the Trust30 Challenge:

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

My favorite quote of all time is Alan Kay: ‘In order to predict the future, you have to invent it.’ I am all about inventing the future. Decide what you want the future to be and make it happen. Because you can. Write about your future now.

(Author: Cindy Gallop)


2 Comments to “Adventure”

  1. I enjoyed the video very much…thank you for sharing!
    Why not sing your heart out? We could all follow you on ‘YouTube’!!

    All joking aside, I loved the two quotes from the songs you chose. “The line of strength that pulls me through the fear.” Hold on friend!

  2. John, before entering into conversation with the world, you start the conversation with your Self, that fantastically artistically You.
    I agree with Nico ( and with a big smile) SING YOUR HEART OUT. The world will listen, but in the long you don’t need that. You need You.

    I love P Gabriel too. He is an extraordinary singer/songwriter/performer/artist.

    I must say that don’t think about that you are so and so behind, what you share is important and beautiful.Thank you.

    In’Lakesh, Michi

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