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Day 275 – Late Library Afternoon

These photos give me a better memory than I can recall walking home from the library late at night and in the rain ever was! I guess it shows the benefit of bringing the camera on crappy days!

Quotes of the day:

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.  – John Ruskin

A lot of people like snow.  I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.  – Carl Reiner

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Project 365 – 2nd Oct 2010

Posted: October 2, 2010 in Project 365
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Day 244 – Rain and Other Weathers

I have seen the rain
I have felt the pain
I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow
I don’t know where I’m going
I don’t even know where I’ve been
But i know I’d like to see them again.

Spend my days just searching
Spend my nights in dreams
Stop looking over my shoulder baby
I’ve stopped wonderin’ what it means
Drop out, burn out, soldier ho-oh they’ve said I should’ve been more
Probably so if i hadn’t of been in that crazy damn Vietnam war.

I have seen the rain
I’ve survived the pain
Oh I’ve been home 30 years or so
And I’m just stepping off of the plane


Day 92 – Tryin to Catch The Rain

“It’s a bittersweet symphony this life, you’re a slave to the money then you die”

So much for my plan of heading to the beach for some sun and sea air today. I got the bus to Coogee with the sun splitting the rocks in Newtown only to arrive to an almost thunderstorm! Typical! I had to dive under cover at the picnic table area and sat for about 25 mins watching the seagulls standing about and splashing in the puddles on the grass, what strange creatures! They didn’t seem bothered by the pelting rain!

Anyhow the rain did eventually stop and I got to look out at the sea and contemplate life so it wasn’t altogether a wasted journey! I’ve been a bit slack with the 365 project in the last week, I guess possibly I’ve had my mind on something that I’m not going to write about here, so it’s been difficult coming up with other stuff that I want to talk about. I did know also it was inevitable the motivation for the project would eventually wane and I think that point was reached last week. However, Miley Cyrus, of all people has been inspiring me, or more accurately I should say Jessie Alexander and John Mabe, who wrote the song ‘It’s The Climb” about their struggles making it in the music industry.

Its the kind of song thats great to listen to when you start thinking life might resemble a bittersweet symphony, and as I’m a fan of expressing myself through the words of others I’ve put some of the lyrics and the song below:

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

Day 12 – A mixed bag!

Today was a funny day, it started off really well, a lovely sunny Friday heading into work with a fresh coffee, a packed lunch and the weekend to look forward to. And then it turned into one of those Fridays I absolutely hate! You know those kind where you’ve so much work you don’t even have time to look at your to-do-list and then that guilty panicky feeling descends and the doubts start to creep in that you are going to forget something vital that can’t possibly wait until next week, which you will probably get the sack over! 

To make matters worse I had to leave work early to rush to Kings Cross to the car rental place before it closed, almost didn’t make it because of a delayed train and had to endure the glower from an impatient booking lady who quite rightly didn’t want to be held back on a Friday of all days. Anyway got the car – praise the Lord! – but traffic was so bad I missed half of footie training. I eventually made it down only for the heavens to open up and a bunch of drunken cricket supporters passing through the Bat and Ball to ruin our game.

But not to be beaten, the day wasn’t over yet, myself and my housemate Una headed to the Erko for a feed, a Coca-Cola (my first in a week!), a comfy couch and philosophical discussion! Then headed home to prepare for tomorrow and to my surprise my dress for the awards night actually fits! Thank God I didn’t eat those last few chips!

“Into each life some rain must fall” – and it’s not a bad thing – bring on tomorrow!