2017 Year in Review By Ada Ketchie Northern Flicker is...Read More
More than filmmakers or entrepreneurs or philanthropists the Northern Flicker project has made us feel like explorers or pioneers. Not pioneers of a craft, or social innovation, but of the mind, the heart, and of human connection. Over the last couple of months we have felt our experience shift from one of sowing to one of reaping. In conversation with new friends, our language has changed from just sharing our intentions and hopes to sharing the “good, the bad and the ugly” or maybe the “incredible, the good, and the difficult” would be a more apt phrase.
“It has felt as though I bent over a drinking fountain to quench my thirst for fresh experience and learning and in a dreamy turn of events have found myself instead with a firehose in my hand trying wildly just to keep the damn thing steady while it blasts every expectation, aversion, comfortable pattern (positive and negative), identification, and pride to oblivion. Now, as the torrent seems to slowly be letting up, I am finding myself stuffed within an inch of bursting and floating all that I wasn’t big enough to hold.”
“While I started this adventure off with yoga, the real stretching has come since. Mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually I feel I have been challenged in every way. The result has been learning more deeply where and when I can open more, and where and when I must let go.”
We feel more energized, more exhausted, more passionate, more defeated, more at peace, and more discontent than ever. Above all of these though, we feel deeply proud. In case you missed any of them, check out a few of the videos we have had time to finish so far: