Gaylord Resort & Convention Centre, National Harbour, Maryland.
Rising at 05.57.
A good reflective breakfast, in response to an enquiry from within the Special Study Group VI: Does anyone know the story behind the use of the word "vicious" in GC? From the breakfast reflecting…
Words have power.
The word vicious conveys the power of viciousness to one so named, even where that person is seemingly gentle.
In Guitar Craft use of the word seemed to appear along with the Whizz, where the initiating player sets the Whizz in motion with a directed, intentional & committed act that transmits a sufficient quality & quantity of focused energy to get the Whizz halfway around the Circle or down the Line. For more than halfway, the Whizz will have to catch fire of itself.
Women seem to take to this, perhaps because in Guitar Craft & in the Guitar Circle men have been mostly in the pole positions & directing roles.
Partly, a role has to be assumed for a function to be discharged; often where the role is not part of someone’s established repertoire. This is personal.
Partly, there is an energy available in the role sufficient to enable the role to be discharged. This is impersonal.
Partly, this is an aspect of the sense of play that informs, guides & catalyses work (and play) in the Guitar Circle. This is a blessing.
Discharging a role.
Assumption of virtue.
Play is at the heart of creative endeavour.
Encouraging the active participation of women in a male-dominated environment.
20.45 Speech-rehearsing with Sister Patricia at 10.00 I…
… and again at 15.00.
In between, a lunchtime call to my old pal & Crim of many adventures, Buddy Belew; catching up on various arisings & reporting in on the recent problems with UMG – why pay writers what they’re owed anyway? – Publishing in their Castle Of Despair on Fulham Broadway.
On the street at 17.00 for early supper with Patricia I…
… a walk along the waterfront I…
… and back to e-flurrying.
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