Fools Paradise

Jul 15 2017

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: Detail from Franki and Ray's Play Space

What a treat! I’ve just spent a week with my original Fooling teacher and mentor, Franki Anderson; playing, swimming, writing, laughing, eating, wondering and wandering in Franki’s Cornish Fools Paradise. I feel refreshed, revitalised and ready for my next round of summer schools. Bring on Advanced Fools School!

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: nature

Fools Paradise

Under Franki’s open, curious gaze,

I remembered 

To be kind

To myself.


Swimming in the still quarry lake,

I remembered

To let go

To what is.


Alone in my sweet little caravan,

I remembered

To keep coming home

To myself.


Watching irrepressible Kerstin play,

I remembered

The vitalness 

Of reckless abandon.


Listening to soulful Marianne sing,

I remembered

Our power

Is in our sensitivity.


Jumping in the raging Cornish waves,

I remembered

There are much stronger forces at play

Than me.

Holly Stoppit
Image credit: nature

Find out more about Franki's work here.

My summer schools are all booked up this year, but my Autumn workshop programme is taking shape and nearly ready to be announced. Watch this space or sign up to my newsletter (at the bottom of each web page) if you're drawn to playing with me.

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