REVERSE BRAINSTORMING

During the last Writing and Walking Workshop we did a reverse brainstorming to try and leave no stone unturned about all the ways we keep ourselves disconnected from our creativity... this fun exercise helped to SPELL OUT some truths about our habits and how they get in the way...

to follow a track...

to follow a track...

"The trail begins with our verb to learn, meaning 'to acquire knowledge'. Moving backwards in language time, we reach the Old English leornian "to get knowledge, to be cultivated'. From leornian the path leads further back, into the fricative thickets of Proto-Germanic, and to the word liznojan which has a base sense of 'to follow or to find a track' (from Proto-Indo-European prefix leis-, meaning 'track'). To learn therefore means at root - at route - 'to follow a track'."

The Old Ways     Robert Macfarlane

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