Breathe

 

Cliff face

St Andrews beach, Rye, Victoria, Australia –  surf beach

 

White  peaked waves

over riding the blue – green depths

of the vastness of the incoming Indian Ocean

crashing against the multitude of rock formations

scattered near the shoreline

 

Give me a sense of being within limits of human existence

 

Solitary

 

Without the breaking influence of punctuated noise

 

The tingling sensations of single mineral particles

and ocean spray spread across my skin

with the taste of the sea on my lips

 

Breathing in

as I might when I took the first breath

 

Cloud formations stimulate

my imagination

teasing out thoughts of entwining air drifts

and faraway travel

 

I am in no hurry to enter the dragon’s land

But I must go

 

Only to daydream

of moments by the ocean

 

Back to where you are comfortable

where I see chaos

and you see symmetry

 

The diffracted light and sound

my constant companion

until I can breathe again

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fake News

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Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) Victoria, Australia

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The AM Visitor

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Golden Orb Spider – Innisfail, Far Nth Queensland, Australia ( was the size of my hand span)

 

Silence

until the rush of the breeze swallows the nothingness

 

The mountain mist descends from above

graceful and continuous

bringing to mind

the presence

of an elegant guest moving across the dance floor

covering nature’s landscaped moss and stone

 

leaving in it’s wake

a carpet of sparkled jewels

 

with hypnotic myriads of colour

illuminating the  cross hairs of the morning visitors web

 

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Thanks Stephen Hawking!

 

If you feel like you’re in a black hole, don’t give up, there is a way out

Stephen Hawking 2016 lecture

Image-1 blood moon 31 Jan 2018

                                      Image -Pravin Chandar taken through 2 x Barlow and Sky-watcher telescope

Australian Indigenous Smoking Ceremony

Smoking ceremoney

I was fortunate to be invited to an Indigenous smoking ceremony to celebrate Living Culture celebrating the incorporation as a NGO.  The ceremony was performed by Adam Maggenis to protect those there against the “spears from other tribes”. It was just before dusk (sorry for the brightness of the setting sun – used my iPhone). It was organised by Lionel Lauch – Living Culture – the Indigenous caretaker of the land at a place called “The Briars” on the Mornington Peninsula.

The smell of the burning native plants representing Mother, Family and the Earth was intoxicating and gave each person there a distinct connection to the natural environment surrounding us.

Later the famous Archie Roach who is of the stolen generation sang a few songs –

Archie Roach‘s live video-  www.livingculture.com.au