Sometimes you just have to put yourself under pressure. Regretting putting yourself under pressure is all part of the process, isn’t it?

The theme of the TEDx Totnes conference was ‘In our hands?’. I’d been invited to orchestrate a crowdsourced poem, and I thought we’d do it on the theme of ‘hands’. Unless, of course, the audience came up with something better. Which, I’d decided, they wouldn’t.

That’s what we’d do. It would be great: everyone would write a line, and we’d edit out the inevitable repetition but keep the touching, funny, strange and unexpected things that people will always ...


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