Door No 5


Five Gold Rings…

Not quite but three little gems!

So yesterday was day 11 of our #16Daysofaction tour with Our House #Lookatmenow Art Installation and the fifth day of advent so we opened Door No. 5. But in a break from the routine, while Our House was at The Galaxy in all it resplendent beauty with Jenny Bull from Victim Support its creator, our very own Naz Knight was having her own #Lookatmenow moment at Utter! Abandon in the Basement Bar at Hat Factory Arts Centre. So we thought it fitting for her story to be behind Door No 5 and along with her story we would also post the footage recorded live at last night’s performance – Collateral Beauty by Naz Knight.

Image of Naz Knight performing at Utter!

Naz Knight Poetry – Collateral Beauty

Performing 3 pieces from her collection: “Evolution (Eve of Luton)” – celebrating femininity, humanity and a 2000 year old town called Luton.  “L-Town State of Mind (Collateral Beauty)” – about a town whose beauty is in the eye of the beholder. “Luton Uprising” – A call to action for all people of Luton to Unite!  So not strictly in the vein of 16 Days, but our Little Pocket Powerhouse (side note Lee Nelson ironically introduced her as a Powerhouse, without knowing that’s a childhood nickname from school due to her athletic prowess) has overcome so much, and we are so proud so we are saying #Lookathernow cos she really deserves it.

First things First: Behind Door No 5.

“Circumstances are what makes a thing poison or nectar.”  Arrow—Season 5 Episode 10 “Who are you?

So I was watching this episode of “Arrow” I and these words were said and reminded me of a  Taoist story called “Maybe”.

“There is an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbours came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. 

“Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbours exclaimed.

“Maybe,” replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbours again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “Maybe,” answered the farmer.

The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbours congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “Maybe,” said the farmer.”

This story tells us that no event, situation or circumstance, can in and of itself be defined as, good or bad, right or wrong, lucky or unlucky.  That it is not until we see the whole story that we can judge.  The story has yet another much more powerful lesson, this being, that no one will ever live long enough to see the “whole story”; therefore it is a colossal waste of time to judge anything, anyone or any action as bad or good.  In the end, none of us get out of life alive, so we might as well enjoy each moment and know that ultimately everything happens for our highest good.

Naz Knight – Butterfly Drinks Crocodile Tears


Naz Knight performing at Utter!

Naz Knight Poetry – Collateral Beauty

Naz Knight Poetry – Collateral Beauty – Full Set
Naz Knight Poetry – Collateral Beauty – Evolution (Eve of Luton)
Naz Knight Poetry – Collateral Beauty – L-Town State of Mind (Collateral Beauty)
Naz Knight Poetry – Collateral Beauty – Luton Uprising

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