Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

It rained today

It rained today.  We felt the Sun, standing behind the clouds with a fuzzy smile.  But the clouds rolled heavy and the dripped rain dropped.  Behind the mask of this grey sky, the world is orderly and light, but through the cotton wool cloak this world can become a fractal alter ego of itself.  Through that distorted passage of time, that perfect egg dropped, leaving just a lifeless shell resting against a pool of muddied water.  And all the while, the Sun still stands behind it's walls, with smiles in his hands and laughter at his feet.

I don't mind when it rains.  The walls are stained green with thirst stricken moss, and eggs crack the safety of their existence for a sip of air, but I know the rays of the Sun are laced within the creases of my palm.  

Friday, November 16, 2012

The McPharlins

You discover so much about yourself through your actions with those that you love.  You question why you love with such a burning intensity, and reflect upon how that changes the way you perceive life.  As long as I can remember, some of the closest people in my life are those that I had a blessing to travel along this journey of life with.  It wasn’t out of convenience that I was around these people, but out of luck.  I was lucky to have a childhood where the weekends were filled with hours of laughter.  We laughed till the early hours of the morning as a group, and sometimes we laughed in the early hours of the morning whilst whispering stories to one another at night. 

When my cousin Kalinz came to Sydney from Perth recently, I felt lucky that Bobby and I would be able to spend some time together with her and Luke.  I watched as Luke and Bobby witnessed a snippet of our childhoods replaying in front of them, as my parents and I laughed till it hurt with Kalinz.  Being able to share this and include their two young children, Willow and Bronte, made it all the more special, to know that we were forming droplets of memories within their minds.  One day, they too will look back upon these moments as lights within the corner of their minds.

Kalinz sent me a very sweet text message a couple of days ago, that literally brought me a harsh realisation that the way I see the world is truly worth sharing.  We go through our moments of doubt and lack of belief, but then there are these pockets in time that truly make you stop and revel in images that tell stories where words are absent but, all the more potent.