THE IMAGINATION ACTS website has been created by Anne Yarwood, resident in Ascot for over 50 years, to show how individuals CAN effect change… can DO something about their concerns, in an imaginative way.
In May 2019, our theme is :-
A CALL TO WALK WITH THE FEET OR IN THE SHOES OF OTHERS
The way themes for TIA emerge is mostly from an ‘apple’ falling on my head: an apple’s worth culled from conversations with friends, pieces from many international sources that inform me and from places where my heart dwells. So this month, Iraq and Iran called.
Grounded in my school studies of Mesopotamia, and my husband David’s water engineering work in the two countries, both Iran and Iraq hold my interest, long-term. So today, I am deeply pained to think of families like my own, STRUGGLING, DAY BY DAY … to just live their lives.
Little news appears in the everyday press and media about Iraq and Iran which give a sense of their historic achievements, nor of HOW daily lives are sustained in Iraq and Iran amidst present conflicts and economic difficulties.
Three friends have contributed glimpses of these vibrant , ancient lands, Iraq and Iran.
We then go to the new section CLIMATE CHANGE ( changed from ‘Tales’) and finally our miscellany, News from Elsewhere. As this edition flowered I was clear about two issues:-
- What are we learning as educators & activists, in order to achieve effective outcomes from our engagements.( see Greta Thunberg – video clip in CLIMATE CHANGE).
- That today’s Call is to IDENTIFY with the OTHER..human friend and stranger, animal or insect…to enter into the experience of the OTHER.
Blog showcases the poem ‘The Iraqi Nights’ – HERE
Story relates personal Iraqi and Iranian recollections – HERE
Gallery shows images and illustrations of Iraq and Iran – HERE.
Climate Change updates on inspirational information by individuals – HERE
News from Elsewhere on actions being taken by Friends – HERE .
WakeUp to some facts about Iraq and Iran– HERE
OUR NEXT EDITION OF TIA – is themed ‘TRADITION : what is it ?’ which will be guest edited by Anne Galvin, Complementary Therapist and Thinker.
Warm greetings to you all and I hope you enjoy ‘A Call to walk with the feet or in the shoes of Others’.