I created this to celebrate the result of a postal plebiscite in Australia on marriage for all – and not just confined to a man and woman as has been the case until now.
The results today were 61% in favour of the plebiscite against just under 40% against. There are huge celebrations in Australia at the result and with the knowledge that legislation will soon be introduced into Parliament to legalise love and marriage for all.
I may not know my original face
but I know how to smile.
I may not know the recipe for the diameter
of a circle but I know how to cut a slice
for a friend. I may not be Mary or the Buddha
but I can be kind. I may not be a diamond
cutter but I still long for rays of light
that reach the heart.
I may not be standing on the hill of skulls
but I know love when I see it.
~ Stephen Levine ~
(Breaking the Drought)
My husband brought home the two large brown seed pods after going for a walk this afternoon. He is planning to sprout them to add to our garden – all our gardens are populated by plants which he’s sprouted or taken cuttings from, as he has a real green thumb.
So I put the seeds together with another set of seed pods and some small stones along with a large one on Japanese art paper. I think they look good sitting there together.
May the sacred song of the stars
Imbued with the millennia of dancing with Divinity
Softly sink into the presence of your being.
May starsong radiating within you illuminate
the encrypted title deed to your country:
Your soul songlines tracking from the stars
as pathways to your precious path on earth,
in this unique incarnation of yours.
(This is an excerpt from my forthcoming book: “The Crazy Crone – Living a Wild and Adventurous life”)
I have been taking part in a black and white photo challenge on Facebook and for most of the images I’ve used photos I’ve taken of the huge construction site right beside our apartment. The Merit Hotel group is building a huge hotel, along with the three other hotels it has close by, and another hotel closer to the Kyrenia town centre.
It’s been incredibly disruptive with huge amounts of dust filling our apartment, constant noise, heaps of rubbish beside our fence, concrete pours going on right through the night with the noise of trucks and concrete pump, and all the detritus of a construction site on our doorstep.
However, when the challenge started up, it seemed to me that a construction site lent itself rather well to black and white photography, particularly as the tower crane which dominates the site looks incredibly elegant.
So, on the basis of the title of this post: “If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em”, here are the photos I took in colour then converted to black and white using the B&W facility on PicMonkey on my computer, and Toolwiz on my tablet.