Ups and downs

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Everyperson and their bathtub

Ups and Downs: Sailing on Life’s Billowing Ocean was an idea long before it was launched. The original concept was very simple. The vicissitudes of the sea, with its tides, waves and unpredictable weather, provide us with a great metaphor of the ups and downs of life. In line with the values and mission of St Luke’s Anglicare, these cards were conceived as a conversation-building tool that might visually capture life in all its wonderfulness and terror. Most people who seek assistance from St Luke’s Anglicare have found life’s changes have brought such consistent ‘downtimes’ that they may even feel they are drowning. But at St Luke’s we have long believed that no matter how bleak the problem feels, it is always possible to find glimmers of hope, or exceptions, to its dominance. Ups and Downs also reminds us that everyone has ups and downs. Like many of the conversation-building materials published by St Luke’s Innovative Resources we wanted to explore how gentle humour could be a catalyst for change while still respecting the power of grief and the pain of suffering. ‘Everyperson’ as a naked, gender-free character living out the whole gamut of our emotions is both naïve and wise, simple but complex, easy-going and yet troubled, surprised and yet knowing, contented, discontented, happy, angry, calm, anxious, young and old. Ray Bowler also introduced the bathtub. The very thought of going to sea in a bathtub is absurd. Likewise, facing the immensity of life naked, resource-less and in an inadequate vessel also seems a form of madness. Ironically it is this very absurdity that may resonate so deeply within us. For when we will feel as naked and vulnerable as ‘Everyperson’ it is often then that we discover surprising strengths within ourselves—resources we didn’t even know we had. But the bathtub has other metaphoric power. Are we ever more vulnerable than when we take a bath? Perhaps not. Yet our quiet, lonely bathtub can be an island of reflection and contemplation. We might just make the discoveries and find the solace that inspires a fresh view of our own ups and downs as we lie in its warm embrace. The insight and creativity that Ray brought to this project has turned a vague concept into a tool that has the potential to transform the way we see this turbulent, ever-changing adventure we call life.

Step aboard the good ship ‘Your Life’ for an exhilarating adventure on the high seas. Sailing, like life itself, is full of ups and downs. From the bliss of steady winds and 

A Yard Arm’s Worth of Questions

Here are a few questions to whet your appetite for the immense possibilities that only your creativity can deliver… On the here and now:

• Which of the Ups and Downs cards (and there may be more than one) sum up how you are travelling right now?

• Can you describe how you are feeling?

• How ship-shape is your boat?

• Where do you need repairs?

• What provisions do you think you need for the next stage of your voyage?

On destinations:

• Do you know where you are sailing to?

• Do you have a port in mind?

• Do you know what you want to achieve in your journey through life?

• Do you have all you need to complete your journey?

 

Find out more: www.crossingtheditch.com.au

http://innovativeresources.org/resources/card-sets/ups-and-downs/