Thursday, January 26, 2017

Macadamias, history and Australia Day

"The very concept of objective truth 
is fading out of the world. 
Lies will pass into history. "
George Orwell

"Until lions have their historians, 
tales of the hunt 
shall always glorify the hunters. "
African Proverb

"The past is malleable and flexible, 
changing as our recollection interprets 
and re-explains what has happened. "
Peter Berger

Even a good black and white photograph is not black and white. There are hundreds of subtle gradations of grey. And so with Life and History. It's complicated; not clear cut. Memories fade like rhyming echoes. Recollections become tactical, considered, limited, controlled and edited for consumption by an unsuspecting public.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Vintage beach fin

"It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. 
I never feel alone when I’m out there. "
Gertrude Ederle

Monday, January 23, 2017


"Age is just a number. 
It's totally irrelevant 
unless, of course, 
you happen to be a bottle of wine. "      
Joan Colling