Time of Renewal When I come back From where I go I will know Where to begin Like lizard shedding skin Renewing same old lizard. This no doubt ancient verse always occurs to me on Returns, however often – like now in India 2015, there is no fan-fare-special orientation. I continue wandering paths both familiar […]Read more "Time of Renewal"
After arriving in the early hours and sitting some perfect time on the roof watching the mountain and the sky, I wandered along familiar tracks; here’s the beauty that passed me by: Having not slept for several days I urgently needed to catch up with Sonagiri forest that evening by entering the seclusion and quietude. The […]Read more "2015 RETURN HOME"
This post is related to Hardware for Humanity and The Yarn Barn in flamboyant opposition to money-as-the-yardstick-for-value. Now I focus on a Smash Repair Mechanics Workshop where three men work happily together in a business that does not advertise . . . . they rely on word of mouth. These men are the salt of […]Read more "Salt of the Earth"
Just around the corner from where I live in Coburg is the most comprehensive variety of woollen yarns, blends and colours in all of Australia . . . It’s the hub for all interest in textiles and needle-work: including hand-loom or machine weavers, knitters and crocheters, embroiderers, dyers, tatters, sock-makers and other varieties of occupations […]Read more "The Yarn Barn"
I went to Charalambous Hardware shop on Sydney Road to get a key cut, to buy some cucumber seeds and some honey from the Charalambous family hives somewhere down on the Mornington Peninsular; Father was snoozing as old age does. Father came from Greece, he immigrated to a Land of Plenty and utilised his resourcefulness […]Read more "Hardware for Humanity"
The second-last and last day of my Arunachala visit of 2013 was much occupied with a desperate pitch to see those trees saved. The local DFO rang to meet me for some reason, and in his office the bright idea came to persuade him to look into the prospect of their future. I drew him […]Read more "A Post-Script to The Pits – for posterity"
Because Ariyaa is younger than his siblings by a long shot, I went over to his classroom first. He and his friend Seth wanted me to know that they would be giving a presentation at Assembly tomorrow: Seth would do the talking and Ariyaa was to hold up a picture of him with a seaweed […]Read more "After school"