short for…

improvise defn

spontaneity 2

no prep


perhaps Mary Catherine Bateson learned this wasn’t only a good way to dance.. but the best way to live. in peripheral visions, she writes of giving up all the prep she had been used to doing, especially in regard to her speaking engagements. she said she found that swimming in the vulnerability of the moment, kept her thinking alive, kept her awake.

what if we’re missing it/life/us, because we’re spending too much time prepping.

we prep to ease the stress of a shipment/perfection/validation/slipping out of the normal/familiar.

and how often is the shipment not what people need, because it wasn’t improv.

it wasn’t you alive in the now, being vulnerable/raw/real.


imagine.. 7 billion people.. free enough to – improv.

perhaps that’s how we move.. how we ..





Zac on improv:

Bobby McFerrin on the pentatonic scale.


jazz and surgeons


“Improvisation Is …” – Stephen Nachmanovitch

a space to realize the ability you already have

improve doesn’t mean just anything.. it’s intensely/imensely structured, presence.. response to what is right there..

improv is experimental science – keep correcting and changing till you get something you like.. micro second by micro second…


What skills do you need in a situation of chaos? Chutzpah. Imagination. The ability to improvise.”  

from Steven Pressfield learning hebrew

fitting with improv\e ness


vulnerability in context:


from Rebecca Solnit‘s hope in the dark:

ch 17 – after ideology, or alterations in time

loc 1728

Cornel West came up w idea of jazz freedom fighter and defined jazz “not so much as a term for a musical art form but for a mode of being in the world, and improvisational mode of protean, fluid and flexible disposition toward reality suspicious of ‘either/or’ viewpoints.”


binary ness

no train


Jason on improv

lunged into situation you aren’t fully in control… stepping into the now.. silencing the future focus… freedom

what’s possible when i let go.. of my fear/doubt

why not yet