Fostering relationships in which we can both grow, learn and become immersed is a point of joy in the way I work. I am fortunate to have some beautiful and dedicated clients who I have been adventuring with for some time with whom we discover the edges of ourselves and each other. Through these long term relationships we can safely learn our limits, ask for the things we most crave and need and fall into experiences which hold care, depth and understanding. Cultivating these long term relationships is hugely important to me, I want us to grow together through our shared explorations.
When my long term clients want to indulge both of our cultural interests, nothing brings me more joy. Spending time outside of my workspace, in an environment which is conducive to growth, empathy and excitement is a wonderful gift and I relish these moments with my clients where we can learn and explore over food, exhibitions, concerts or on a deserted island somewhere.
At heart I am an exhibitionist and I mean that both literally and that I love to go to exhibitions (I won't turn up naked to a date, unless you've requested an incall and we've negotiated the boundaries). Having been brought up by nudists who enjoyed opera, art exhibitions and theatre, my taste in the creative arts grew and I now consider it a fundamental lens through which I see the world.
When one of my favourite clients asked me to join him to see Professor Brian Cox my interest piqued. I have been a fan of Brian Cox for years, in part because he has often worked with my favourite comedian, Robin Ince, on their joint show about science and pop culture, The Infinite Monkey Cage. Brian Cox was supported by Robin Ince on this tour. We enjoyed a pre dinner meal at Nomad which was full of delicious morsels of flavours and then went to The State Theatre to see Brian Cox give his lecture.
It's inspiring to see 2000 people come together to listen to a lecture on a Friday night about cosmology and physics. Cox is an excellent orator and makes the science both accessible and desirable. In the intermission we got to explore around the State Theatre, which itself is a wonderful, guided gold and red building with a glass of red wines in our hand. Following the interval we heard more about the scale of space and our current explorations and heard from the works of Carl Sagan. Delightful, inspiring and captivating, this evenings talk and company was enriching and Robin Ince asked Cox questions from the younger members of the audience which were both hilarious and spellbinding. Ince and Cox did not disappoint.
We continued to the hotel where I was treated to whiskey (Octomore 7.1 if you must ask), chocolates and sadomaschism (dished out by yours truly). Truly it was a night to treasure and be inspired by.