Making plans is an activity that most of the people do, more or less and differnet ways depending on their culture, work and personality. Today we talked a lot about planning and commitment.
I’m not so good at making plans. I have a tendency to see plans as limitations for spontaneous movement and development. Plans create to-do-lists that turn our actions into tasks. But maybe I’m wrong and maybe my idea of absolute freedom is naïve.
Maybe making a plan in order to be able to decide not to follow them, can also give a feeling of freedom and power.
The notion of time is again relevant. Projecting into the future is connected to the present mood as well as to reflection on the past. The experiences from the past can become bricks in the construction of the future plans, but the mortar to bind the bricks is connected to the present disposition. So being in the now and having the right energy is vital for planning the future. This energy might be connected or stimulated by “looking forward to something”. To anticipate with eagerness something in the future can be the energy generator that brings us forward.
Maybe the plans should not be used to make the future more predictable but rather to make the future closer to the present.
For a year ago we came to Sao Paulo for the first time. Through our friend Décio we meet with nice people from Galleri Emma Thomas. We wanted to come back and do a project together, so we made plans. Now one year later we are again in Sao Paulo realizing the projected idea. Maybe there is some magic in the logic of planning.
Today we had a final dinner with the team before the Carnaval.