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Wednesday, 3 March 2010
POSTCARD FROM SYDNEY
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” - Lao Tzu
I am in Sydney for two days attending a staff development seminar, which is proving to be very interesting, although the hours are long and there is much to get through. The weather in Sydney has been very changeable but it was good to get out during the breaks and in the evening and enjoy the sun. Then night came and the lights of the city lit up like a million diamonds in a jewel box…
The city smiles at me tonight
And I watch her, silent, fascinated, my eyes full
Of her beauty.
Lights shine like diamond brooches
The air pure, violet, perfumed, feminine,
Desires a kiss.
My thoughts fly like swallows in the sky,
My desires chained to your distant face; if only you were here,
The night, tonight is a silken ladder, like your hair,
The moon, almost full, blond, sweet lovable, gives me only
A distant smile.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.