For the past 8 years I have been blessed with the collaborative partnership of Thom Sibbitt, my co-founder of ætherplough: a tool for cultivating performance. As Thom has said, when we invest in love relationships we invest in learning about ourselves. Collaborating is this. Whether that learning is a startling epiphany or a gentle nudge towards self-knowledge, collaborating – like love – is how we grow.
Collaboration expands my humanity; collaboration enlarges my capacity for joy, sorrow, terror, and wonder. A sure way to a broken heart. And a precious path towards compassion. With every deep collaborative encounter, I learn myself, make myself, give myself to the creative expression of an imagination beyond me. Collaborating with Thom has enriched, humbled, confounded, and remade me. We had stories we were compelled to tell and are indebted beyond words to the truly amazing artists who gave their time and talents to labor these stories into life.
After a year hiatus to focus on home, family, and new career-paths, Thom and I are proud to pass on this invitation to collaborate to Wai Yim and Britta Tollefsrud. Our hearts are full for them! May they grow together in their fullness as collaborators - grounded in the work, soaring in the imagination. That is ætherplough!