Monday, August 29, 2011

Future Primitive - an interview

Whenever someone asks me a question about how I see the world or what it is that I care about, my mind blossoms with a million answers. Shaping my response to fit the requirement of the moment is always a difficult task for me.

It is so much easier when I can give the answer in writing, for that gives me time to think, to choose, to employ the exact sequence of words and sentences that will best express my truth. But every now and then I am required to speak ‘off the cuff.’ And this was one such time. In this 47-minute interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, which took place a few days ago, I had an opportunity to talk about some of the subjects closest to my heart, especially conscious aging, simple living, green spirituality and the role of the elderwoman.

It was a great privilege to take part in Joanna’s project and I would encourage you to check out the Future Primitive website and download some of the other podcasts she has produced.

Meanwhile, here is mine, complete with all its ‘ums’ and hesitations and hastily-chosen words that the perfectionist writer in me would love to improve upon.

(The bio was taken from my website and is not entirely up to date, as I am no longer secretary of the WFA – my apologies to Tess for that oversight.)


Anonymous said...

It's so comforting to hear others with views similar to my own as sometimes I can feel a bit alone in not wanting to be (or look) 10 years younger and not wanting to fill my life with 'stuff'. But this interview goes way beyond comforting, it's also inspiring and motivating. Thank you.

Elderwoman said...

What a lovely comment. Thank you.

1000myths said...

Maybe it's what Carl Jung meant by "Synochricity" My comment on Ronni's TGB and your comment re mine and then I pop over to your website and I find "Annonymous" voicing the same sentiments. It's just the Buddhist monk said to the Hot Dog Vendor : "make me one with everything" and we are and it's wonderful to recognize the kinship of strangers.

Elderwoman said...

Yes. That's what I love about the Internet. Indra's web made manifest.

MrsPepperpot said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast, Marian. And I loved the difference between your voice and the interviewer's - a delightful duet to listen to. You both speak with such passion and wisdom. Your conversation was heartwarming and reassuring. Thank you.