“When you beat a drum, you create NOW …. when silence becomes a sound so enormous and alive it feels like you’re breathing in the clouds and the sky, and your heart is the rain and the thunder.” Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being Storm cell approaching Dubbo, Central West NSW on Boxing … More Breathing Clouds
“Even these stars, which seem so numerous, are, as sand, as dust, or less than dust, in the enormity of the space in which there is nothing. Nothing! We are not without empathetic terror when we open Pascal’s Pensées and read, ‘I am the great silent spaces between worlds.” Carl Sagan Inspired by WordPress Photo … More The Ornate Serenity of Stars
It is easy to harbour a fear of the dark. We live connected to light throughout our life, and find it difficult to head out into the night away from our suburban backyard and stand under the stars. The unfamiliar, the strangeness. Alone. But Fear is the factor to overcome if you want the reward … More The End of Fear
Dawn – Anzac Day 2015. When I was preparing the post on the Somme Battlefield a few days ago, I felt that it would be important on Anzac Day to be in a special place at dawn … Somewhere alone, and with time to watch the coming of the new day and reflect on the … More And in the Morning ….
“Every human generation has asked about the origin and fate of the cosmos. Ours is the first generation with a real chance of finding some of the answers. One way or another, we are poised at the edge of forever.” Carl Sagan Imaged at the abandoned Dubbo to Molong railway bridge on the Macquarie River, … More Bridge at the Edge of Forever