Adventures in living

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”
Mark Jenkins

I appreciate and resonate with Mark’s take on adventures. My ‘first hand encounters’ with the world include:

  • growing up in South Africa during a world-watched transition – gleaning clues on possibility and imperfection
  • photographing hand portraits of friends, family and others I meet along life’s path
  • a Learning Journey in West Africa – hearing people self-describe their realities and their perception of development
  • supporting networks and organisations that want to have a positive social impact – helping to improve how they communicate and work with others
  • encountering people and stories in Israel-Palestine – hopes, despairs and the day-to-day
  • engaging on global issues through world changing cinema – fostering conversations, connections and action through Take One Action Film Festivals
  • creating little picture-word books for children that shine a light on stuff that’s hard to speak about
  • leaning into body wisdoms and the kindness of Capacitar.