Saturday, 27 July 2019
while i have had my head under my wing....
I have been sitting on the proverbial river bank, head under my wing, feeling very despondant. All the time wondering how to fan life back into my crowdfunding mission - how to make it sexy and exciting when clearly it is not!
Most people would prefer to do anything other than spend time considering their mortality or that of those they love. In fact generally we run like crasy in the other direction, smothering life with distractions and chat about the weather.
Raising this last 2k has felt insurmountable. I am not a social media person. I sit and sing with ageing and dying people, massage their hands with fragrant oils and spend time with them in gardens, not pressing computer keys or studying my phone for updates.
It feels appaling asking people for money, twisting the noose around those I care about with plaintive plees to their inate generosity.
However tonight, I gave up. I too stopped running and I opened up my Unbound dashboard. There, while I have been sitting in silent despair, some incredibly kind strangers, and a few less strange, in fact wonderful friends, have supported Leaves of Love,stories for ageing and dying. How GREAT is that!! Thank you so much.
Your help and belief in what I am trying to acheive is very touching and very encouraging. At 63% perhaps we can make it after all. Lets keep going....