The point of view of Bel

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Don't you think

We get online. We read and we think and we reply and we think and we read and we react and... Then we stop for coffee, for lunch, for a cigarette. And we talk. About what we’ve been reading, and thinking, and replying.

-Have you seen the guy who said…?

-Oh, yes! But don’t you think that…?

And it feels like no, I can’t think anymore.

We’ve been reading, thinking, discussin, live and online. We’ve been talking about artists and change and society for like feels since for ever. And, honestly, I think we all need some time to process it all.

I can imagine myself lying on the beach in a couple of months, eyes closed, light breeze on my skin. I can imagine the coin suddenly dropping, and me jumping off the towel and going “of course!”.

This forum will be closed then, but the ideas I don’t yet know it has given me will continue to grow, to spring, to burst.

I wish you’ll be somewhere I can reach you then to talk about them. I wish I won’t be lying alone on the beach.

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Let's jam like there's no tomorrow

-So, where are you going?

-To Poland.

-What for?

The taxi driver was so nosy he deserved a puzzling answer:

-I'm going to shut myself in a church for 72 hours with five other artists to discuss the role of artists in society, while engaging in an online debate with artists from all over the world.

But that didn't shut him up, as I wished. He had all sorts of ideas on the subject. I had to resist the temptation to invite him to come with us.

Anyway, this seemed like a good stard. If the taxi driver had such strong stances on the subject, other artists might as well. This might be fun.

And I have to say it is being fun and challenging and exciting, if exhausting. People from over 65 countries have joined the conversation so far, we have all sorts of points of view, people taking the discussion very seriously and contributing deep messages, and even a few trolls.

I have no idea what, if anything concrete, will come out of this experience, but it is something that we needed. For the skeptics we might have attracted into the conversation, sure, but specially for those who fight everyday to change the world and need some group therapy, some sense of not being alone, some shelter. Even somewhere to brag about their accomplishments.

So, let's continue jamming like there's no tomorrow, because there might not be one unless we build it today.

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