This came in the mail recently. It’s about a group of young Afghans determined to form a community devoted to peace. “We sound idealistic?” The leader of the community asks in the foreword. “No, we refuse to believe that love is idealistic. Relationships are revolutionary and love their most powerful energy.” It is my contribution […]
I know a little boy. He is not like the others. He likes clapping and stomping his feet. At times during class, he would lie down and stare through the tiny gap between the door and the floor to see the world on the other side. The first time I met him he wouldn’t hold […]
Old suitcases have their charm. My contribution to this week’s Six Word Saturday!
John Olsen is an Australian artist. Born in Newcastle in the 1920s, he should be well into his nineties by now. Olsen’s work, Five Bells, was the first piece of artwork my son recognised and tried to explain to me when we visited the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He was six years old […]
My family. On warm days we would lounge outside on the couch watching television. About another month to go before my husband comes back from his overseas job and we can be together again. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #63: Together
It is a three year old memory now. This cafe doesn’t exist any more. New owners came in and soon turned it into a chic modern place with white walls and dark grey accents. I’m glad I took the photo. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
I went to a combined public school music concert last week. Our son was playing the cello this time. Not the double bass. At the final day of rehearsal, our boy forgot to take his instrument to school. He said he had to sit there and just listen. We were both a little nervous on […]
I was visiting a friend and her newborn son. There was a florist at the hospital. They sold these balloons as well as flowers. Took the shot because they looked cheerful. Was reminded while sad stuff happens at hospitals, a lot of good stuff happens there too. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
Sometimes you just need to stick your tongue out and flash a peace sign! Loving her long pink hair too. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
The beach at sunrise. It’s one of my great pleasures. There is a group of us who often go for a sunrise walk to greet the weekend. We talk about the people we love. We support each other through the good and not so good stuff. It is a joy to meet up regularly and […]
This is the winner of this year’s national portrait prize, the Archibald. Painted by Tony Costa, it is an ordinary image of a woman, contemporary artist Lindy Lee, mediating. It is unusual because it is the first time a painting with an Asian subject has won the prize since it began in 1921. Via the […]
Met this little man at the art gallery. He was hanging on a big white wall. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #56: Contrast