When all else is gone there is still something to hunger for….
One of the special things I hope to do on this site, is from time to time share music, stories, photos and other multimedia that fits the theme of being positive and inspiring in some way. There is a lot of negativity around and many problems we all experience as individuals and within our different contexts, but dreams are about rising up and finding a way through.
My first video is from First Aid Kit, and is a recent song called Stay Gold. I love this song because it’s about keeping that special element in your life.
This is the first in a series of short talking head videos which I hope will capture the spirit of this website, as I ask people to tell me about their development dream – something they would love to see happen in the world or through their work. The views shared are very much personal ones (and don’t necessarily represent those of the organisations they work for). This one features John Brownlee who currently works at IDS.
My second video is from Yusuf Cat Stevens, my favourite artist from when I was very young. His best songs are often about seeking and retain the innocence of children. As Robert Chambers reminded me, quoting from Dr Seuss, adults are basically redundant children, who have lost the ability to play and learn through having fun. This song, is about a more open world where many of the fears and divisions are removed and maybe if we could find ways to achieve this world, we would also find ways to work and play together and find fun ways to make things better.