Here we go again. I thought I had left that nomadic life behind me. I thought I had finally settled. I married, had a son and made this country my home. I was ready to put down roots. I didn’t expect my husband to say he wanted to move. I didn’t expect he’d one day […]
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
I came across the following story at work. A church located somewhere in Sydney’s sprawling western suburbs was doing their best to love their community. I wrote their story for our donor newsletter and the local press. I’m sharing the essence of it here because I want to remember it. I want to keep it […]
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!
I’m just another customer. Sitting on a chair in Starbucks. Drinking my coffee. I’ve just finished shopping for my son’s school lunches for the week. I am waiting for him to finish youth group. It’s Sunday. We left early for church. I served at Sunday school teaching preschoolers that Jesus was a busy man. He […]
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.