what in your life is calling you?
when all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned,
the lists laid aside,
and the wild iris blooms by itself in the dark forest,
what still pulls on your soul?
in the silence between your heartbeats hides a summons.
do you hear it?
name it, if you must,
or leave it nameless,
but why pretend it is not there?
This is my suggestion to consider for project 2. It comes from something called "The Box", which I myself do not own. I came across this excerpt on a blog (thanks Mrs Bird).
On the matter of whether to open the group up etc etc. I will admit to agreeing with Angela that I have some concerns about how the project would be managed if it opened up much. I think the numbers we have are ideal really. Large enough for a wonderful variety of approaches and ideas, but not too big to manage. I think we could handle a couple more members perhaps, say a total of 10 at any time.
I guess it depends on how we want to go forward. I quite like the idea of operating a bit like a collective and I think the smaller size allows us to work in a particular way that a larger group would not. I have been in some of the large Yahoo groups where themed swaps and the like are conducted, and eventually the size of the group necessitates a much less personal feel, and also a lack of direction/control in general. I really like the people we have and dare I say it, "the standard" that we have already set.
Having said that, I do feel that as Sara's idea, her vote should have more value. Sara, if you envisaged this as a larger looser group then that is probably how it should be.