mherman at globalchicago.net
Wed Jun 23 13:14:21 PDT 2004
i liked your joke, artur... but that's what i do -- i try not to
capture any butterfly ideas. i enjoy them and let them go. some of
them come back over and over and over until i write them down, send them
out or otherwise "do" them. i guess we call those ideas bumblebees...
they just won't leave us alone and demand that we go to work and get
busy with somehting! michaelh
Artur Silva wrote:
>I was only making a joke about "not capturing
>real-life butterflies"... But my attempts to make
>jokes in English are not very funny... Now more
>--- "Douglas D. Germann, Sr."
><76066.515 at compuserve.com> wrote:
>>Paul and Artur--
>> These lines suggested to me our butterfly friends
>>open space. They look
>>lovely. They don't seem to be doing anything. Their
>>numbers and presence
>>indicate the health of the setting.
>>But they are also sometimes the most productive part
>>of the event, we hear.
>>Maybe it is only when we spend time with them, hear
>>their ideas, listen to
>>what they are listening to, hear why they are not in
>>a particular session,
>>and do similar non-things, that we start to find and
>>nurture the real value
>>of the meeting.
>>It might not be capturing, Artur, but it might be
>>alighting on the same
>>branch as they... or flying along with them as they
>>fly by... before they
>>are gone forever....
>I think there is may be a risk with the strategy you
>Butterflies don't mind to see another butterfly in the
>same branch and then they will begin to talk about
>"butterfly things". But, if the theme is important,
>sooner or later they will begin to talk about it, will
>conclude something and often will even write a report
>- there is no need for the facilitator to do anything
>about it as this results from the OST design.
>But I suspect that if a "facilitator" will try to
>aproach buterflies asking them "what are you
>butterflying about?" I am affraid that he/she will not
>capture the "butterfly spirit" - he/she will only make
>the butterflies fly away and leave the building,
>taking the "butterfly spirit" with them...
>My two Euro-cents
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