particularly as a group, rather than as individuals. this same group genius, the spirit of the group’s generative power, is what created that floor plan for the Mahazda house that we are so excited to manifest and live in.
so, at Retreat last month, we changed the way we do House Meeting. it’s still every wednesday night, but now we do a planning meeting once a month, and a play meeting the rest of the time, where we get together to spend social time together. each meeting, one person is responsible for setting the activity that we will all do together, and this responsibility rotates among the five of us. last week Kat had us look for the Pan-Starrs Coment (didn’t see it) and then we watched a movie that some friends of mine produced (Ember Days).
last week at house meeting, after some general catching up, Jenny had us play a creative writing game. everybody tosses out some letters, and then we have a few minutes to each write phrases (that more or less make sense and hang together as an English phrase) where each word starts with the selected letters, in order.
so this is what happened.
T R L D M
travelling rice lady demands money
the real llama didn’t matter
topical relationships leave different metaphors
today red licorice didn’t matter
to really love demands mushies
this religion likes dead men
the real leader died monday
try relaxation. labor demands muscles.
true righteous love does miracles
the red lamp dropped madly
teach respect, laugh during meetings
terrible revelations left David morose
to rest longer dismays me
the random l-cache destroys memory
to reach laughter, distrust motion
testicles reach large diameter macerated
trainers rarely let dogs meander
t-rex loves damian monroe
the regent laughed, danced madly
they risk loving drama more
that rascal lost dillan’s mummy
top right/left does matter
tiny reflections linger, mirror diamonds
trees ripen less during menstruation
totally radical loafers didn’t materialize
truly rare lenses damage music
i think what we got out of this, besides a great deal of entertainment, was a vivid depiction of how our five different ways of being original, being ourselves in the world, interlace into a whole that is more interesting, more integrated, and considerably more creative than any one part. one more joy of living in community.
comments are candy. if you liked these, i’ll put the rest up. we did two more rounds with different letters.