What is GRAVITAS?
The origin of GRAVITAS was a millennium party hosted by Alan Gratias where the guests were asked to bring three personal items to be buried in a time capsule. As each was questioned about the meaning of the mementos, there flowed wonderful conversations, unexpected revelations and profound insights.
Thus was born the idea of a game of questions as a way of discovering who we really are and how we have lived. Over the years Gratias, or Saitarg as he is known to his friends, developed thousands of questions to test the ones that provoke the most intriguing responses. More like profound pursuits than Trivial Pursuit, there are no right or wrong answers, only individual takes on choices made and lessons learned along the way. GRAVITAS has no board, no dice, and no tokens, just your wit and wisdom and 429 enquiries.
Gratias (pronounced "gracious") borrowed the latin word for substance or depth of personality to launch his game phenomenon GRAVITAS. At other times he restores crumbling houses. He has had a life long affair with tumbled structures. Gratias likes to take buildings through the cycle from conception to execution to full realisation. In the same way, by breathing life into ideas, Gratias enables them to take on a life of their own. When not in ruins, Gratias skips rope, stands on his head and tends to his vines. He lives on a restored Loyalist farm at the water's edge on an island county in Ontario.