being lost

to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty

– Solnit, R. (2005). A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Edinburgh, Scotland: Canongate Books, p. 6

Ruthlessly stolen from Carolyn Roy without her permission (who cited Solnit in some of her own writing), but I thought it might be useful given this stage of your thinking, practicing.

responding to Carolyn’s comment

Carolyn asks this:

Possibly because I missed the session I find myself at a loss with regard to this week’s task – my practice? a version of? a potted practice? or aspect? or way of looking, a summing up…….. Am I producing an object through which others will know my practice?


I think the last question here Carolyn is useful. I would rephrase it as: “I am producing an object by/through/via which others might develop understandings of my project”

It might be a version, a summary, a translation, the off-cuts; it might be a particular part of your practice/project or its whole.

Does this help at all?