Posts Tagged ‘Bendalong’

Day 21 – Farewell

Well today was a day for saying goodbye, to Bendalong and to my friend Yvonne who is heading to London.

As an Irish person in Australia I’ve encountered my fair share of goodbye parties, especially being involved with an Irish football team, it seems like someone arrives and/or leaves every 5 minutes! Then there are the people you know that are still within the geographical confines of regular rendezvous but who have settled in their own niche and environment. I guess it can be a mixture of circumstance and the randomness of life but you don’t always socialise or meet up with the people who once were a big part of your life, no matter how strong the friendship was.

Yvonne, however, was one of the only people that I knew since I first landed in Australia that I continued to meet on a regular basis. I guess that link being severed reminds me of the transient nature we pass through each other’s lives. Obviously with modern technology you can keep in contact, whether by phone/facebook, skype/email with those who matter enough to always be a part of our lives. But the changing nature of those we see every day can be a fascinating study, we change and they change and life still moves on.

Having said that I’m sure its not the same for everyone and certain people can end up living in the same place, being with the same partners or working in the same job with the same workmates for years. I guess it’s called settling down! But even with settling down the people around you can change dramatically too. For me I’m not quite there yet but I do love the randomness and excitement of meeting new people and new people being in my life, it’s just that the flip side is having those you like leave.

Anyway Yvonne we will miss you, hope life finds you well back in the Northern Hemisphere!

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Day 19 – Travellin’

“I am on a lonely road and I am traveling
Traveling, traveling, traveling”

Today’s picture (taken on the road to Bendalong – the place of tranquility!) reminded me of that song by Janis Joplin ‘All I Want’, which had the chorus:

“All I really really want our love to do
Is to bring out the best in me and in you too”

Wouldn’t that be nice though, platonic or otherwise, if everyone we loved was a better person because of it, and we were better people because of those that loved us? I don’t know where that leaves our enemies though! I’ll have to deal with that in another blog!

We’re hearing a lot about Tiger Woods, John Terry and Ashley Cole these days but for every one of them how many good people are there out there, being faithful partners and loyal friends and making the world a better place because of it. Tiger may be releasing more media statements by the minute, but as the 1970s film Love Story quoted “Love means never having to say I’m sorry”. Now I’m not judging/criticising, Tiger and his ‘transgressions’ are none of my business, I don’t even like golf, its merely what I’m reflecting on today as a presursor to my thoughts and actions.

I love college at the moment, hope it loves me back and will help me get a super job when I’m finished!

Anyway I’m going to stop rambling now, that and my housemate said she’s gonna puke if I write anymore about love in my blog!

Hope you’re all feeling the lurrve!