Posted on June 9, 2014
What is love? What does it smell like? Feel like? What sound does it make? These were just some of the questions explored today with @HeartnSoulArts a Creative Arts Company with learning disability Culture at it’s heart. I’ve run several sessions for the Hearts n Soul’s Allsorts group- a regular meet-up where adults with learning difficulties can try new arts activities. The sessions are always hugely enjoyable and today i had the pleasure of seeing two participants independently (without prompting or prior knowledge) create sonnets! The theme of love can be a challenging wrapped as it is in as much heart break and joy but we managed to get through the day and fully explore all facets of love and come out the other end smiling. Got me thinking of the importance of poetry in enabling us to explore and talk about matters of the heart- its essential, its universal.