Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.
This week, I had the great pleasure to attend Jo Shevchenko’s launch of her poetry chap book, Journey – A Cancer Story. Jo blogs at http://www.outofthecave.blog. What a talented poet and all round nice person Jo is. Not only did I meet Jo for the first time in person, but I also met her friends and family. They made me feel so welcome. I also want to make mention of one of Jo’s friends who has faced her own journey with cancer. She told me about a seven day, 25 kilometres per day trek she was planning. Awesome.
Often we hear how a particular person with cancer was/is very brave and their journey is described as a battle or a fight. I’m not sure about that. Perhaps, the journey is more about putting one foot after another? Jo would know. Her poems about this period are so moving and beautifully written. Anyway, I found both ladies very inspiring and I hope they keep putting one foot after another for many years to come.
I was so inspired that I got off my backside and went for a long walk. When I was out, I saw a garden full of mosaic garden art and sculpture. In my own suburb! It was fantastic. Check it out.
Over the last few years, my own mosaic works can best be described as uptight. A real pain in the neck. Seeing that lovely garden art, full of fun and vibrant colours, was a good reminder that perhaps if I loosen up, I could still have several years of enjoyable mosaic crafting ahead of me. Just the thought of it makes me happy.
Finally, the election for Australia’s national parliament is only eight days away but our family has already voted. My True Love will be having surgery next week so it is probably best we vote early in case he is not mobile on election day. The only thing of which we can be certain is that by the end of that day, Australians will have decided, one way or another, who they want to represent them. On that disquieting note, I think we ought to have Debra Harry sing us out today. Here she is performing One Way Or Another.
Take care, everyone.