Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Day 231 – Mrs Macquarie’s Point

Whilst procrastinating about my college assignment today I went to the NSW Art Gallery for some inspiration and ended up thinking about what Sydney must’ve been like in the 1800s. I sat watching the people out for Sunday strolls at Mrs Macquarie’s Point and thought most things haven’t changed much at all. I’m sure the thoughts and conversations are about fundamentally similar things, love, life and death. And the world revolving around an iconic harbour.

People contemplate life…

and love…

and everything in between.

Moving…

and stopping to rest.

Of course technology has changed and it has changed our way of living so that we feel more different compared to our ancestors than we probably are. We drive modern boats and trains and buses and cars but essentially they are still only modes of transport just like horses and bikes. We use mobile phones but they are merely methods of communication like letters and gossip. We have digital cameras that record moments just like the important ones that are permanently imprinted in our brains.

But for some reason the biggest difference I thought was jogging. The vast majority of people occupying Mrs Macquarie’s Point today were joggers. There wasn’t very many pictures in the Art Gallery of people exercising in older times and for that reason I just can’t picture the folks of 1847 or similar years pounding the pavement to shed a few pounds in order to fit into a Victorian corset. Then again I could be wrong!

Day 43 – For Whom The Bell Tolls

Words don’t really cut it on days like today, certainly not mine. Here’s what I want to say:

For Whom The Bell Tolls – John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.

Quote of the day: “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” – Anon

RIP Denis

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!