Tuesday, November 10, 2009

These are my favorite photo's of my trip to Vietnam with Matty. Its an old story, ancient history, 3 years ago. Well I could'nt help looking back, as I am looking so forward to India in a couple weeks. Vietnam was so divine, every thing, the food, the faces, kindness, visually amazing.... pure joy it was an incredible experience all round... So is it any wonder that I am looking back to look forward? 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Awake awhile.

It does not have to be
Right now.

One step upon the Sky's soft skirt
Would be enough.

Awake awhile.
Just one True moment of Love
Will last for days.

Rest all your elaborate plans and tactics
For Knowing Him,
For they are all just frozen spring buds
So far from Summer's Divine Gold.

Awake, my dear.
Be kind to your sleeping heart.
Take it out into the vast fields of Light
And let it breathe.

Give me back my wings.
Lift me,
Lift me nearer."

Say to the sun and moon,
Say to our dear Friend,

"I will take You up now, Beloved,
On that wonderful Dance You promised."

~ Hafiz ~ 

Viva la Gong

Knit 1, pearl 1 add a few pom pom's and transform a gum tree from natural to super natural.
This striped rainbow vision was the product of the Wollongong guerrilla knitters. A wonderful vision

Friday, September 18, 2009

It doesn't interest me if there is one God or many gods.

I want to know if you belong or feel abandoned.

If you know despair or can see it in others.

I want to know if you are prepared to live in the world with its harsh need to change you. If you can look back with firm eyes saying this is where I stand.

I want to know if you know how to melt into that fierce heat of living falling toward the center of your longing.

I want to know if you are willing to live, day by day, with the consequence of love and the bitter unwanted passion of sure defeat.

I have been told, in that fierce embrace, even the gods speak of God.

David Whyte

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Old Bar this weekend

We walked on the beach and woke very early for the Old Bar attempt at the Guiness Book of record of the most amount of garage sales, 11o was the estimate.... so much garage sale fun and then more walking on the beach..... a wonderful get away

Sunday, August 30, 2009

one clear and breezy day

one clear and breezy day Eddy and Lu lu took a walk along Mccauley's beach, they found a big old cuttle fish that had been washed up. We sent it back out to sea again, they saw pelicans fly by, they paddled up to their waists and carried a log all the way home. 

Saturday, August 15, 2009

This clumsy living that moves lumbering
as if in ropes through what is not done,
reminds us of the awkward way the swan walks.

And to die, which is the letting go
of the ground we stand on and cling to every day,
is like the swan, when he nervously lets himself down
into the water, which receives him gaily
and which flows joyfully under
and after him, wave after wave,
while the swan, unmoving and marvelously calm,
is please to be carried, each moment more fully grown,
more like a king, further and further on.
by Rilke, translated by Robert Bly