Its been nearly three weeks since I returned to the UK from India. I had left 9 months earlier to do some voluntary work in Sri Lanka and India, and to work on recognizing The Plan that had been forming subconsciously in my mind. The crystallization came while sweating it out in premonsoonal weather at my friend’s flat, Jonny, in Varanasi where he was studying. With the liberation from the trials and troubles of living in London the brain was able to free associate and put together seemingly unconnected aspects of our lives and come up with a constituent whole. But more about that later.
Once The Plan had been vocalised, it wasn’t long before proposals and funding applications were completed. It wasn’t easy working out of, often highly unreliable, internet cafes. But the beauty of The Plan shone through, and our (mine and Jonny’s) first application for funding was accepted at the first round, and then the second. I landed in the UK only a few days before the third round, an interview with a representative of UnLtd who fund social entrepreneurs. It seemed like a successful interview and notification of success will come in late September.
The next day we were heading into the Kent countryside to have a little bit of late summer fun at the Small World Stage Festival. I was working as a steward due to lack of funds. It was a fun and weather filled week, which involved plenty of drinking and dancing (both sadly lacking in India). Just what the doctor ordered.
Now I’m crashing at a friends flat, putting together the information needed for our offical publicity event, which will be taking place at the 18th Bristol Juggling and Circus Skills Convention (mid September). So now I’ve let half the cat out of the bag regarding the The Plan; juggling and performance is an integral part of The Plan. Juggling and performance as means of alternative learning and social empowerment.
Well thats enough for now. More details of The Plan will follow in the coming weeks, as I hope this will be an entertaining and informative vista into actualisation of The Plan.