Loitering and ‘being’ opens the horizons of the mind and heart, it also challenges prejudice.
Meeting people from around our world. people with who we have much in common, others who see the world quite differently from us, all make a rich and interesting tapestry.

At a Vigil held in the city of Melbourne where I work, after a tragic incident to place, I observed a diversity not always appreciated. Mostly this is often as a result of ignorance, fear and mistrust of other.

Sitting after the vigil with a man, a complete stranger to me, we held hands we chatted about what we have in common.

He a Hindu and me a white anglo-saxon commonly known as ‘a Christian”.

Both affected by what had happened, both deeply moved by the service and both saying how at times like this we need each other.

While we do love ‘our’ country, and want it to ‘be safe’ and for some just like ‘the good ol’ days’, we are called to love.

For those of us who claim to ‘love God with all our heart, strength and mind’ sometimes forget to love neighbour as self.

I don’t expect its always easy, its not for me, so together lets strive to get it, who knows we may even look back one day and claim these were the ‘good ol’ day’!!

Every book you’ve ever read is just a different combination of 26 letters


Think about that – Charles Dickens uses the same letters as Justin Bieber’s song writers! Abraham Lincoln and Donald Trump use the same alphabet.

Your favourite author and mine, as different as they are, use the same number of letters.

I have no amazing religious truth to draw from this – it just made me think…

the language of art

Art in its various forms impacts us humans, perhaps the animal world too.
Sitting on the steps of the old PO on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Street last year with a bloke who had just offered to share his beverage of choice which was in a brown bag, sat with me. 
A busker was setting up. 
The stranger asked me if he was any good, I suggested he listen to see what he thought.  
As the music filled the Spring air, we sat in silence the stranger and I, the music transported us away.
For a while it seemed the world had stopped and there were only the three of us on this busy mall.
On a recent holiday I was struck by the beauty of the Fiords in NZ’s South Island, (see picture above) a natural work of art, it evoked the same response I had on the Mall.
I commented to The Ruth how sometimes people feel the need to place a verse from the Bible on pictures such as the one above, as if it adds to its beauty or justifies its existence.
Art and beauty in all its form, or so it seems to me, speaks without the need for words.  

Art, is more than ‘entertainment’, it should provoke, disturb and comfort, rich or poor, mad or sane, what ever gender, race, creed, colour or age.

Category : ART , BEAUTY , WOW

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