I was warned about Paris. It smells, they told me, seedy as hell, nothing like the movies, dirty. I suppose they were right but that is not how I saw Paris when I arrived. It is a city that is lived in, a city that gets used. Paris is a long-term relationship after you’ve gotten […]
Despite it all, I still believe in love … or perhaps because of it. I know the depths a human heart is capable of. Somewhere we know it can only ever end in loss. Not one of us gets out alive. I would prefer to have things worthy of the pain than to shroud myself […]
Climb to the top of a hill with a friend, giggle until you burst, watch the sun set and a full moon rise, sleep under the stars, live out of an esky, savour the bitter taste of instant coffee boiled on a billy in the mornings, let the wallabies join you, watch the sun rise, go somewhere there’s no reception, sit by a campfire. Simplify life for a bit. Take a break.
I am certain that one day I am going to walk right off the edge of a cliff. I have wanted to go shoot photographs for a week. It is the only thing that makes my head stop its rummaging around in all my crazy, pulling out all sorts of bits and bobs, demanding I […]
Last night, through the marvel that is the overland telegraph, I had a chat with the kid. I told him I thought I might have a pet cow. “I feel like whether a person has a pet cow or not is a thing they would know for sure one way or the other,”” he replies. […]
I have a pair of swallows building a nest in the eaves outside my window. I’ve been watching them work for days. They are delicate and diligent little things. It occurs to me as I watch them that in Sydney birds in eaves are considered an annoyance and nests removed. Cynthia, the owner of my […]