Last night, I decided that I am a professional listener, teller and poet; yes, I’m other things but those are the things that matter most to me. And probably in the reverse order but I’m a bit shy about saying I’m a poet when I haven’t been published yet.I realised with even deeper clarity this week, that my own self definition changes how I am in the world. So if I wander about in my life with a poetic, listening frame of being, then my attitude and behaviour to myself and others is completely different from when I think I’m a mediator, teacher, or an academic writer, for example. I would like to stay closer to that listening receptivity, that poetic way of looking at and being in the world even when I’m writing about legal education, for example. And especially when I’m listening to my friends, my family, myself.