Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Changers!!

Once upon a time...back in 1991 I think, I was working on re-learning my grade 10 math, as I needed it to learn my grade 11 math so that I could take my Photography Program at Langara College.(I worked 11 years before I returned to college) It was while I was concentrating so hard, that suddenly I had this vision. This was so powerful that I had to actually stop and go to another room and write down what I saw. Anyways it was about "The Changers"

 and this was how it went...

A little girl was running thru the village, when someone says..."Hey, where are you going?" To my Grama's 100th birthday party she says as she rushes past. "She's one of the last of  The Changers! Everyone is welcome....see you there..." she calls back.

When she arrives she sees all the children gathered at her Grama's feet, they are all pleading with her. "Tell us the story, Grama, pleeeassse!!" "Not that old story, again", she chides, teasing them."Please Grama, Please"

So she starts, she tells how long long ago the earth was very very sick, everything was dying, everything was polluted, Mother Earth had been wounded by mining, and cars, and all the wars and all the pollution.

She told them that slowly the people realized the damage, and the children started to make changes. Slowly they changed the world. (there was more detail but I am just writing this quick here.)

Slowly the world grew into a healthier place and as time passed people began to live in harmony with the earth ...that is how the world it became as it is now.

The children ask Grama "Do you miss the old world Grama?" No my dears, no I don't for the most part, but there is one thing I do miss!

What's that the children ask?

"The Music!" Grama replies as a teardrop falls down her cheek.

And with that the children start to sing!! and Grama smiles!

So that was my vision. I always meant to write it into a book but could never figure out how to really animate it or illustrate it as I want it to have a real universal, indigenous, generic look to the characters.


Anyways, I found this connections   to Ryan Eliason* of
The Social Entrepeneurs webcast  http://www.socialentrepreneurempowerment.com/   http://www.socialentrepreneurempowerment.com/   http://www.socialentrepreneurempowerment.com/connect/  and they were interviewing this man Bill Drayton* that works with this program http://www.ashoka.org/Blogs  and then I linked thru and found this, The Changers. http://www.changemakers.com/stories

I don't have the time I would like checking all these things out, but I wanted to post this to share it and keep us all striving for change.

Have a great day everyone!!
What are the secrets to creating successful ventures that merge positive social impact with sustainability and profit?

*Ryan Eliason has been answering this question since he was 19
years old, when he founded an organization that empowered more
than 675,000 young visionary leaders from 65 nations working on
social change, human rights, and environmental sustainability.
For this interview series, he carefully selected 39 extraordinary
who have dedicated their lives to healing and transforming
our world through social enterprise. 

*Bill Drayton 
Everyone A Changemaker
The man responsible for popularizing the term "social entrepreneur" shares his philosophy of "everyone a changemaker". We will discuss why social entrepreneurs are so critical at this precarious time of rapidly accelerating change, the number one obstacle faced by entrepreneurs, the importance of collaboration, and the unprecedented opportunity of Hybrid Value Chains - a new framework for businesses to reap the benefits of combining social and economic value by forging alliances with citizen sector organizations. Bill will share his passion for cultivating empathy as a fundamental precursor to widespread cultural transformation, and the role of young people in catalyzing change, now and in the future.