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Cast Away Blog: Movement Director Elinor Randle 18/01/2017

1. If you were lost at sea with only one song, what would you choose?

Queen- Don’t Stop me Now

2. You take one photograph to pin up next to your bunk, what would it be?

It would be a picture of my nieces and my little brother.

3. You have a copy of one poem to see you through the storms, what would it be?

And Nothing is Ever as Perfect as You Want It to Be- Brian Pattern

You lose your love for her and then

It is her who is lost,

And then it is both who are lost,

And nothing is ever as perfect as you want it to be.

In a very ordinary world

A most extraordinary pain mingles with the small routines,

The loss seems huge and yet

Nothing can be pinned down or fully explained.

You are afraid. If you found the perfect love

It would scald your hands,

Rip the skin from your nerves,

Cause havoc with a computed heart.

Everything you touched became a wound.

You tried to mend what cannot be mended,

You tried, neither foolish nor clumsy,

To rescue what cannot be rescued.

You failed, a

And now she is elsewhere,

And her night and your night

Are both utterly drained.

How easy it would be

If love could be brought home like a lost kitten

Or gathered in like strawberries,

How lovely it would be;

But nothing is ever as perfect as you want it to be.

Narvik tours nationally from 31st January- 25th March 2017

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