Tinderbox Tuesdays is a poem written by Tinderbox Creative Director, Jack Nissan, in response the experience of our online acitvities – in particular our Tuesday Hub, which you can read more about here!
It reflects the complicated nature of the current time, our every changing circumstances and the hope that we can find in each other during this period of loneliness.
A simple chance to gather
To see old faces, sing and see each other smile.
To hear a shy soul brave a song
And glow as others dance along.
We all need this one in a while.
All our interactions
Through this same old flat-screen view.
But something’s different here,
It cuts right through.
A genuine spark, a real connection,
Laughter, friends and true affection.
Things are changing oh so fast,
But there’s a hope in that spark.
Some of this is in the moment,
Some of this is new.
But it builds on years and years
Of holding ourselves true.
Of graft and care and staying close.
And reaching out when needed most.
Of sharing joy and laughs and fun,
Not giving up on anyone.
This is where that spark was made
In these foundations that were laid
And now no matter where we meet
Those smiles will never fade.