Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of attending TEDxManchester. It was a fascinating, inspiring day and my brain is still mulling over all the interesting ideas that were presented. Eventually – when I’ve had time to fully digest the day – I will write a post sharing some of my favourite ideas and take-aways. As I’ve been letting it all swirl around in my head, the core theme of the day – Unconventional Wisdom – kept coming back to me and, slowly, the poem below emerged. So until I get around to a proper write up, I leave you with this:
To thinkstep outside
The one you didn’t even know
But which is starting to cramp
When you look at it,
You see those huge black walls
No one can possibly climb them.
The walls lie.
They’re nothing more
Than pencil smudges.
You only need to
And you will see from a different
Suddenly, your confidence
Lends you height,
And you’re looking down on those
And you realise
They – in all their insignificance –
Are all that stands
And a glorious
7 thoughts on “Unconventional Wisdom”
Wonderful post! It’s ironic that your perspective line was written out like that as I’ve been considering getting a tattoo exactly like that. Anyway, it’s finally the time where I acknowledge that I’m the only person standing in my way and your hope really helped me see that,
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Love the sound of your perspective tattoo!😃
Such beautiful words! Suddenly, your confidence lends you height – how true!!! I’m looking forward to reading all about the talk! xxx
Oooooh ted talk yes!!! Loved this so much as well. Very good read
Thanks so much!😃
I can’t wait to hear about the “TED talk”!
Thank you! Thank for taking the time to read and comment.☺️