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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Each day, awakening, are we asked to paint the sky blue? Need we coax the sun to rise or flowers to bloom? Need we teach birds to sing, or children to laugh, or lovers to kiss? No, though we think the world imperfect, it surrounds us each day with its perfections. We are asked only to appreciate them, and to show appreciation by living in peaceful harmony amidst them. The Creator does not ask that we create a perfect world; He asks that we celebrate it. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Four roses from my four sweethearts celebrating the fact that in this imperfect world we live in,
justice has been accorded us. Yes, our case has been heard in our favour. Yay!
Now we await restitution and pray it comes swiftly. This is such a huge relief - words escape me.
We have all changed over this period of time.
Lessons have been learned.
One of the most important we want to share is this:
don't be pressured to settle for less,
particularly when wrongs are being done,
action can be taken,
justice can be carried out.
God holds us throughout this entire journey.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. ~Ikkyu Sojun
There are a number of things we are truly enjoying in our new, albeit temporary, home.
We enjoy a visit from a pair of Crimson Rosellas every afternoon.
They are enjoying foraging in the apricot tree blossoming in our back yard at the moment.
I was fortunate to be able to capture them this afternoon,
so engrossed were they in the myriad blossoms.
They leave a carpet of blossoms under the tree,
aided by the sulphur crested cockatoos, magpies and other friendly birds.
These delicate blossoms are full of romance.
The little dancing ladies here remind me of the dancers of a mystical Swan Lake,
tiptoeing delicately upon a lake of snow and ice.
Then they are transformed into a most beautiful ballerina dressed delicately in a beautiful pink bodice with billowing white skirt, layering upon tassels of gold and silver.
The Apricot Blossom -
the current delight of my heart
and joy of my days.
Sounds like my precious little girls really.