Wk 4 – Activity – Performance Arts

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This week’s activity is performance arts. I definitely knew it was something I’m terrible at. But seeing as this weekend was Valentine’s day, I decided to incorporate this into my activities this holiday weekend. Everybody deserves a little love on this day, right?

Now I’m not exactly an introverted girl, but nor am I extroverted. For this activity, I pushed my comfort levels a little bit and took the spontaneous route. Each one of those balloons in the photos were handed to someone as a thoughtful and friendly gesture of love, even to people I didn’t know very well. All in all, my experience with this was actually very fun! There is no better feeling than the one you get when you do a random act of kindness for other people. Spread the love, not just on Valentine’s day, but every day. You’ll get it back for sure.

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One thought on “Wk 4 – Activity – Performance Arts

  1. What a great piece Mary. So simple, but also so human and so powerful.

    If you saw Pilar Elizabeth’s piece in the galleries, her big, white, cotton flag. In her piece, and yours, the “product”, the cotton flag or the mylar balloon, are perhaps not as important as the human connections or relationships. The sewing of the flag was an “invitation” to talk about many ideas: Flags, Patriotism, Sewing, “Women’s Work” and so on… and for you… while receiving a balloon may have been nice, I’m sure the recipients were more touched by the human connection you offered than by saving a few dollars on a balloon. It’s a bit like a “Random Act of Kindness” or a “Flashmob.” If you were to continue doing “Gifting Performances” like this, it might become even more compelling and even more situated in your practice of relation to People / Community, and so on.

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