Emma Tregidden and Dawn Fuller
Ahead of the wave (for Dawn and Emma)
by Peter Spafford
We started in a cupboard. In a cupboard
In a school. No lightbulb moment -
Look, we exist!
Just an evolution. Slow.
We’re joined at the hip.
And we’re not. She loves green, I love red.
She likes football!
I go this way, she goes
the other way round but
We get there together.
We get there together
We both love swimming! -
Against the flow. Believing
With a passion
In everything we do. Two women.
Love it, seeing that person walk in,
anxious, no idea what will happen,
what this thing, this ‘art’, can do for them.
Something begins, slowly, slow,
they give themselves in to it. We hold the space.
Hold the space gently. The changes it can make
in a life.
I’m a traveller, she’s a home-bird.
She does the written words, I’m the talker.
She’s a morning person!
I get her and she gets me.
And we’ll go on swimming
That’s what happens
That’s what happens when you’re
Against the flow
Ahead of the wave.