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personal statement

 i love ireland

my desire for this work

is to be involved in a situation

where people join them selves with their creativity,

and let it flow;

join their creativity to their desire,

and express themselves;

and I say this desire is the fundamental movement in politics –

our own desires for our selves, our families,

our homes, our peoples,

our lands, our worlds;

so we join we our creativity to our desire, and let it flow,

and express ourselves, and work through these desires;

rather than taking up positions and holding to them,

we allow them to move, change,

and grow with each other;

and there be solidarity between us,

the solidarity of artist|citizens –

solidarity in each making an effort to join with their creativity –

to join with what’s on their insides, and let it flow out

into expression on the outside:

each person’s creative expression is unique to them,

and not to be judged;

that offering that expression

to the social creative process of the other sixty six

 (the other republic)

sends that expression out to move,

change, be changed,

dance, with other expressions;

ie it is given freedom;

yes, maybe the other sixty six

is about discovering and cultivating

unique and maybe temporary

forms of freedom

                                                                                                                                        jeffrey gormly

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are you one of the other 66?

“In the next few weeks, a polling company acting for the Government will choose 66 names from the electoral register. These people will be broadly representative of the electorate as a whole in terms of region, gender, social class and age. The Government’s idea is that they will be joined by 33 politicians to form a constitutional convention.”

so what if another 66 came together?

what if they were a freewheeling, self-organising, creatively empowered gathering?

what might happen then?

add a comment below to join the other 66