Cathy Salit’s book ‘Performance Breakthrough’ inspired this after reflection. One of the fabulous exercises she offers in her book is a creative challenge called “create with crap”.
Create with Crap Exercise
The next time somebody says or does something that you think is stupid, irrelevant, or problematic, write a poem, draw a cartoon, or make up a song about it.
By Cathy Salit
I like her notion that “creativity applies everywhere”. The poem writing was to me a moment of slowing down and having an unhurried and open reflection on something that bothered me.
Sitting in rows
Turning to faces
From lines to circle
Another principle in Salit’s book is to make your partner look good. So, I am certainly not revealing where this crap happened. It happens anywhere in the world all the time. For my part, I will stick to this crap poem exercise, it is cathartic and mind opening.
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