I've shared one of Graham Long's weekly emails before. There has been a break over the Xmas period and this arrived today. I love his stories of the homeless people of King's Cross, Sydney and more importantly the loving and non-judgemental approach that he and the staff and volunteers take at the Wayside Chapel; there … Continue reading Living the Gospel
Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, … Continue reading “Love the Questions”
In the lead-up to Christmas, I attended a Xmas function at what is now called Brown's Lagoon owned by the local council. There was a function room/kitchen where we all sat around the table sharing the delicious meal to which everyone had contributed. I was very taken with the lovely gardens and its location, and … Continue reading Brown’s Lagoon, formerly Frog Hollow
“This was Malcolm Fraser's best known phrase [a former Prime Minister of Australia] generally taken as a gloomy explanation of life's difficulties, but for him rather it was a reason to take on difficult tasks. Not widely recognised as being in fact a paraphrase of a line from George Bernard Shaw's play Back to Methuselah: "Life is … Continue reading “Life wasn’t meant to be Easy”
Last night with the usual rubbish on TV I came across this new form of - well, it's not "entertainment" in the traditional sense - what has been called "Slow TV". As it is one of my goals for later this year to travel this journey on the Ghan, I was very interested to watch … Continue reading Slow TV – Travel from Adelaide to Darwin on the Ghan in 3 Hours!
Every fortnight, finishing today, I travel 2 hours each way to Shepparton to see the trauma-informed therapist, as I have done for just 2 years now. Today was my last day, which was kind of a celebration. On my return journey, I was daydreaming and missed the turnoff to bypass Benalla, which is my usual … Continue reading Messages from Benalla
I am posting another artwork I did as part of the online Art Therapy Course I am undertaking. We were asked to first research issues relevant to ageing - locally and globally - and then write down thoughts and feelings related to ageing. Being in a position to draw from firsthand experience was very clarifying. … Continue reading Artwork Portraying Thoughts & Feelings About Ageing