I'm very pleased that the good people of Aber Food Surplus like and want to share my short film flow. It was made on a visit they organised to our local recycling centre, Nantycaws.
I'm loving the spontaneous wave of actions in response to the vandalising of the Cofiwch Dreweryn mural near Llanrhystud. Not only has the wall been repaired and repainted but people are replicating the image across Wales and even internationally, wholly reversing the vandals' intentions. The monument to what was done at Tryweryn will always be in people's hearts no matter how many monuments are defaced or destroyed. Here's a couple of (not very good) photos of a replica tribute in Machynlleth and another that someone has done at their house on the Aberystwyth - Devil's Bridge road. Me, I've bought the T-shirt! (The Tryweryn story)
Yesterday, I finally decided to at least begin quitting Facebook. I've done a bit of reading around what FB and others are doing with our data and I didn't like it - Jaron Lanier's Ten arguments for deleting your social media accounts right now, for instance. But more than that, I can't get over the feeling FB makes me feel a bit shit. There;s something about that format of communicating and sharing that is unsatisfying, even disturbing. And the sort of disguised self-promotional aspect of it - here's my photos, something I wrote, my movie etc. For me its not a good mix of communicating with friends, promoting my projects and activism or doing politics. So, I'm goign to communicate with my friends by other means, preferably face to face but if not ring them more, listen and speak. There's a shy and weirdly time conscious part of me that's always been drawn to email and textign tyoe 'communication', but I think that contributes to a sense of isolation somehow... This weebly site, I'm mainly going to use to share my work. I'll continue doing politics on FB on behalf of groups I'm involved with, but no more re-posting Guardian articles that i think everyone should read (I know, sometimes I've been grateful for such links from other, but there's too much splurge to wade through to find the nuggets).
Islet's Emma Daman Thomas from Mach Comedy Fest 2019
Meaning is finding the motivation to ask questions and the courage to know that there is no certainty or permanence in any 'answers'. That's why continuing to ask questions makes life meaningful.
But what does that mean?
Water minute is the answer to a question that I haven't yet formed. But I loved making this film and hope you'll enjoy it.
I am he as you are he as you are me, and we are all together
I said, hey what's going on?
A story, essay, lyric or rhyme with no reason almost every day... or at least sometimes, randomly