Charlotte Read was a leader of both Sensory Awareness and General Semantics. She explored with deep care ways that the spoken word could lead to direct experiencing. She always led experiments with the utmost clarity. Once in New York City, we were waiting on a stairway outside of a locked studio. Charlotte suggested, “Why don’t we just work out here?” This had an immediate and lasting influence on both new and experienced students. She seemed always to have this spontaneous and adaptable connection with the ever changing moment. For many, Charlotte Read was a friend, mentor, and a person of deep insight, intelligence, integrity and grace.
A Glass of Water
Enric Bruguera’s experiment is a 33 minute segment of his SALG conference call session of April (the full recording of which can be found in the Conference Call section of this website, below). Enric asks that before clicking the play button, you be seated comfortably and have a full glass of water within reach, but not yet at hand.
Francesca Khanna’s experiment, 37 minutes long, asks that you locate yourself in a familiar room full of things you know, and bring along a rubber band: any sort will do, but she’s using one of the sort that holds broccoli in the store.