Turning Point: Sita Brand At Settle Stories In February
Steve Whitaker, Literary Correspondent
Epiphanic, life-changing experiences may occur at any time, I mean, beyond the nebulous commitment of new year resolutions. There is, in any case, something rather stagey, planned, about turning over new leaves as the year itself turns; too much easy investment in a specific date as salvation. Which is why gyms are bursting at the seams with newly lycra’d fitness addicts for two weeks in January, and are often empty by February.
The truth of conviction is a hard fact to live up to. My brother, a lifelong fitness sceptic, thought he’d found a riposte to the old cliché ‘no pain, no gain’ with his own prescription for the indolent, which he called, sardonically, ‘no pain, no pain’.
Point resoundingly taken. But surely better to make some kind of effort towards personal well-being, especially where the benefits are an incalculable improvement on the earlier condition.
Real turning points, crossroads of immeasurable meaning, are not achieved lightly. Nor are they achieved in a moment, as renowned actor and storyteller, Sita Brand, found when she embarked on a journey of self-discovery in her thirties.
Travelling from the temples of Thailand, across Asia and Europe, on a protracted quest for wisdom and personal spiritual development through the practice of Buddhism, Sita’s odyssey was transformative in the most enduring sense.
‘Turning Point’ is the story of that voyage. Encouraging others to reflect on their own ‘crossroads’ moments, Sita will be weaving the truth of her experiences with traditional folk tales, in a performance which is guaranteed to touch the hearts and minds of her audience at Settle Stories in February.
‘The Turning Point’: Sita Brand – Saturday 2nd February 2019 at 7pm
Settle Stories, the Joinery, Settle.
For more information: http://www.settlestories.org.uk/the-turning-point
Tel: 05603 845 693
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Turning Point: Sita Brand At Settle Stories In February, 2nd January 2019, 17:04 PM