I was chatting with a friend yesterday about the last Campfire.
When he was talking about what the night felt like he said…
“It felt like coming home.”
My friend is musically gifted, he can play guitar and sing and has started mucking around on the piano…
But he has something beyond that, something that I see very strongly in myself.
He has a deep understanding of the human need to sit in a circle and share ourselves. We all need to see and be seen by each other.
That’s why we both feel like being at a Campfire is like coming home.
We are going to run a Campfire together in the future. When I think of supporting someone like this to learn how to host a Campfire, when I imagine them finding their voice, when I see them grow their self-belief to the point where they can hold a circle of people around a Campfire so that that people can see and be seen by each other…when I picture him confidently performing using his gifts so that others can feel safe to do the same…I feel fulfilled.
I know my friend is going to be incredible. I can just feel their potential.
I think I have always craved someone, a mentor, who had this kind of belief in me as a performer. I’ve had glimpses of it, I’ve had people really like what I do, but in the end, it has been over to me to back myself.
Which is really where the action is at isn’t it?
It’s one thing to believe in someone, it’s a whole other thing to create the circumstances for them to learn how to believe in themselves.
All that tells me a lot about what I want to do next.
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