I watched an amazing film today at the CinefestOz Festival in Busselton. Please check out the link to learn more about the Festival that finished today. The movie, The Song Keepers, was recently shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival. From the website: In the central desert region around Hermannsburg, west of Alice Springs, a hidden 140-year musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages and German baroque hymns is being preserved by four generations of song women […]
By Robert Louis Stevenson The morning star paled slowly, The cross hung low to the sea, And down the shadowy reaches The tide came swirling free. The luscious purple vapour Rose from the river’s breast, The kingfisher came darting Out of his crannied nest. The bulrushes and reed beds Put off their sallow grey, And burnt with cloudy crimson At the “Dawning of the Day.”
When I hear the expression, forces of nature, I am reminded how powerful tropical storms are and the damage they cause to the landscape – especially man-made infrastructure. I took these photos in the mid-1980’s in Fitzroy Crossing, during the wet season, after floods had isolated the town from surrounding communities.
Today I searched for quotes to motivate me to continue my work on a current writing assignment. I need to have a 2,500 word draft piece of fiction ready for editing by Monday at the latest. I have written about 3,000 words so far but it lacks energy. I need to do a lot more work on it. I am basing my short story on some of my experiences living in outback Australia.
I have selected a diverse range of ‘horizons’ that I have witnessed over many years. Enjoy 🙂 Cheers Lorraine
This weekend I am attending a two-day course in Bunbury to become a tutor in the Read, Write Now program in my community. I am really looking forward to it. It is four days training in total, presented over two weekends. I have been a literacy tutor in the past and enjoyed the experience greatly. People who cannot read or write (in their first or second language) are at a real disadvantage. I became aware […]
My focus today is on Indigenous Australian culture. I lived in a remote Indigenous Community (Numbulwar, Northern Territory) and in Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The woven basket is from Numbulwar. The featured book includes a story about The Brolga and the Emu told by Wingathana, who was my son’s school teacher in Grade 1 (1980) in Numbulwar. The didgeridoo and boomerangs are from Fitzroy Crossing. The one with the almost […]
This week’s photo challenge has taken me on quite a journey! Just recently I asked my son what does he say when someone asks him “Where did you grow up?” In reality we moved about quite a bit. It has always been an adventure and I hope the positives have out weighed the negatives for my lads. Here is a sample of some of the places I have called HOME over the years! The first […]
Daily Post Topic: You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it. This is my last ever blog! I will not have the opportunity to write again since being diagnosed with a serious illness call Bloggerhoea. There is only one known cure and that is total abstinence. It has been found that once people are diagnosed and acknowledge their problem, there can be no such […]
I dream a lot! I don’t always remember them though. When I am finding life a bit difficult I often dream that I am caught in a flood and that it is about to overwhelm me. When stressed, I often clam up and bury the emotions inside. In order to be “less stressed” I am learning to name my emotions with a technique from “The Confidence Gap” by Dr Russ Harris.” Amazingly, last night I […]