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LOVE Questionnaire #7

1. What is LOVE (in your opinion)?

Love is everything and the only thing. If we don’t operate in love we operate in fear and I don’t want that. I aspire to do everything from a place of love. I love that there is no finite point for love, that you’re never full. It’s expansive and inclusive and there is always room for more. I have so much capacity for love at times it’s overwhelming. I love my friends and family so much I physically feel it.

As for love of the romantic variety, I believe it’s instinctive and is created from a place within our primitive, soul selves. It can be shaped by life but it does not belong in the thinking part of our brain. Love just is. I think as soon as we ask ourselves do I love him or her, the answer is no. If we are in love, it’s a feeling not a thought.

2. Do you believe in love?

Oh yes! I believe in love of a nation, an idea, an animal or a person. Romantic love, I think, is our greatest personal challenge. It’s our opportunity to become the highest person we can be. It’s our individual path to enlightenment, compassion and empathy. It’s the place where the whole future becomes possible. I also believe a few people can fulfil this potential, that we have many soul mates. But I think the prefixes of life dictate timing and our readiness at a soul level. I don’t think there are any “what if” people. I think the ones that got away may have been soul mates but they or you weren’t ready to seize the challenge.

3. What are your dreams re above?

I know I’ll fall in love. I have been in love before and I’ll be in love again. I think true love is a mana thing, that by being together we lift the mana of both of us. But it’s such an honest transaction that I am not interested in the maybe guys, or the almost-love relationships. All in or not at all.

4. Who was your (childhood) sweetheart?

Oh, I was soooooooooooo in love with both my first loves. Love builds our capacity for emotion in both directions, the trick is to keep it in the positive! They made me laugh and brought happiness to my life. I think if it had been medieval times, when teenagers married, I could have made a great and happy marriage with either of them.

5. When did you first feel butterflies in your tummy?

As far back as when I was 8. I had a HUGE crush on someone. I don’t think he ever noticed me, though, and even with the powers of the internet I have no idea where he ended up. I don’t get butterflies now unless it’s someone who really gets under my skin.

6. Were you ever besotted with anyone? Why and for how long?

I wouldn’t say I was ever besotted with someone, at least not in a long term unhealthy way. I think I have high enough self-esteem to give it up when there is a mismatch between effort and reward. I’ll give it a decent crack for a couple of weeks, but if a guy’s not into me, there’s no way I could or would want to force it.

7. What has changed for you now (present day) with the word ‘love’?

I think love in the past used to represent security and lifestyle – you know, marriage, babies, mortgages. Now I would associate it with laughter and freedom. It’s a meeting of mind, heart and soul, where together you are the most powerful beings on the planet. Today, I would want love to mean the planet was our playground and we could literally do anything we set our minds to. I no longer care one iota about marriage, babies and mortgages, in fact, no thank you.

8. Have your ever written love poetry? Or love notes?

Ha…. Yes. Recently wrote a whole bunch of love songs. Love to me is coming home, so the songs were about being home.

9. Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes, but I don’t think it’s the only love. But yes, definitely. My first boyfriend, was love at first sight. Sigh.

10. What is the most (important) lesson you have learnt through your life, when it comes to love? Please be specific:)

That no one can complete you. You complete you. You merely become the most amazing you that you can possibly be when you fall in love. But it has to start with you already being on the path to realising your potential. Ain’t nobody gonna fix you, yo! Codependence is not love (nor are two names on a mortgage).

‘salt’ – love meets obsession

charlatan clinic is back for Spring 2013 after a year’s hiatus with their new work ‘salt’ and the birth of ‘tweet seats’ and ‘tweet reviews’.
charlatan clinic’s previous work includes, ‘pURe’, ‘Motherlock’, ‘The Artefact Project’ and Gary Henderson’s ‘Skin Tight’.
“Social medialite” Melissa Fergusson uses multiple platforms for interactive audience engagement and will be combining her love of all things social media with theatre in ‘salt’. charlatan clinic under the direction of Fergusson will use their ‘Kred’ and ‘Klout’ to reach a vast online audience.
‘salt’, a thriller on stage, is the brain child of Fergusson, playwright and director, and contains themes of unrequited love and mental health. Fergusson conducted love questionnaires to a controlled group to ascertain perspectives on love and the places it takes you. When asked what discoveries this led to Fergusson asserts “there were common themes, everyone remembered their first love around the age of 5 and what ‘butterflies’ felt like”.
‘salt’ tastes bittersweet. Lilly (Jess Holly Bates) and Henry (Coen Falke) only know each other in passing. Henry is a loner; works in finance and lives at home with his mother. He has been secretly stalking Lilly for 2 years. Henry finally meets Lilly face-to-face and they spend 7 hours together, one Friday afternoon. Love meets obsession.
Jess Holly Bates has credits such as “The Heretic” – ATC, “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” – Silo Theatre, and series regular ‘Shay’ on “Nothing Trivial: series II”.
Coen Falke has credits such as “The Motel”, film “The Emperor” and TV shows “Jono Project” and “Shortland Street”.
charlatan clinic will be sprinkling some ‘salt’ throughout Auckland Central with impromptu experiential theatre experiences.

‘salt’ performing on stage 13 – 16 November 2013
The Williamson, 1 Williamson Avenue, Ponsonby (old fire station)
Tickets available through http://www.iticket.co.nz

Hash tag event: #projectsalt

Contact: Amanda Turner – Producer for charlatan clinic
Email: charlatanclinic@gmail.com
Phone: 0211847544

LOVE Questionnaire #6

1. What is LOVE (in your opinion)?

Love is when you are connected to someone spiritually, emotionally and physically. It is unconditional and continues to evolve, and become stronger as you both grow, and age.

2. Do you believe in love?

Yes.

3. What are your dreams re above?

To be with someone who will let me be independent, free-spirited and ambitious – without the fear of them losing me.

4. Who was your (childhood) sweetheart?

A boy called Mark, when I was 5 years old.

5. When did you first feel butterflies in your tummy?

Very young, about 5 or 6 years of age.

6. Were you ever besotted with anyone? Why and for how long?

When I was in primary school for a few months. I am not sure why.

7. What has changed for you now (present day) with the word ‘love’?

I suppose I have become slightly cynical about relationships. I am not prepared to just be with anyone. I will always believe in love – that is all.

8. Have your ever written love poetry? Or love notes?

Yes, I have written hundreds of (love) letters & poems to a lover – over a 10 year duration. When he married, he refused to destroy my literature, or return them to me.

Do You Know Marilyn?

Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe was born June 1, 1926 formerly known as Norma Jean Mortenson.

She married playwright Arthur Miller twice, firstly in a civil ceremony, then a Jewish wedding.

Marilyn was involved in some 30 films, however was never nominated for an Oscar.

Before Marilyn was famous, she worked as a stripper in a Burlesque theatre in Los Angeles.

She was offered the leading role in the film ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ in 1961, which she declined. It was then was offered to Audrey Hepburn.

LOVE Questionnaire #5

1. What is LOVE (in your opinion)?

Rainbows, ponies and unicorns.

2. Do you believe in love?

Yes

3. What are your dreams re above?

To be pragmatic, get PhD, be content.

4. Who was your (childhood) sweetheart?

A certain boy – prefer not to say

5. When did you first feel butterflies in your tummy?

5 years

6. Were you ever besotted with anyone? Why and for how long?

No.

7. What has changed for you now (present day) with the word ‘love’?

Love used to be about being one unit, now it is about being an individual in your own right and building a bridge between two individuals.

8. Have your ever written love poetry? Or love notes?

Coded letters.

9. Do you believe in love at first sight?

No, aesthetics are not important – it is about the character and charisma of the person which takes time to find.

10. What is the most (important) lesson you have learnt through your life, when it comes to love? Please be specific:)

You need to love yourself first.

LOVE Questionnaire #4

1. What is LOVE (in your opinion)?
The strong desire to be with someone else, someone whose shortcomings you are aware of, but quietly accept.

2. Do you believe in love?
Of course, it makes the world go round right??

3. What are your dreams re above?
That I am always surrounded by people that love me for who I am.

4. Who was your (childhood) sweetheart?
Which one?

5. When did you first feel butterflies in your tummy?
In primary school, the boy that lived at the back of me was “lovely” very handsome.
Saw him 40 years later and he still looked alright! haha
I had great taste as a nipper.
6. Were you ever besotted with anyone? Why and for how long?
Yes, loads of people. but the feeling soon passed when they let me down.

7. What has changed for you now (present day) with the word ‘love’?
Love is around the actions people will take to help, support and make your life richer. Talks cheap.

8. Have you ever written love poetry? Or love notes?
No

9. Do you believe in love at first sight?
No- that’s not love, I have to fall in love with someone’s mind. The rest is just window dressing.( Damn, I think Im boring).

10. What is the most (important) lesson you have learnt through your life, when it comes to love? Please be specific:)
Don’t listen to what people say, watch what they do when you need them. Will they put your needs before their own.