April 2016

Gratitude

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude” AA Milne Gratitude, according to my Compact Macquarie Dictionary, is the quality of feeling or being grateful or thankful. It is also a word which seems to be used more

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Letters

I have always enjoyed reading letters and other forms of correspondence. Reading another person’s letter is like eavesdropping on one of their personal conversations. I think it is this which attracts me to letters over narrative. Narrative tells the reader something, letters speak the same something in the writer’s voice.

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Fifty-six Birthdays

Today I celebrated my fifty-sixth birthday and have embarked on my fifty seventh year here on earth. It got me thinking of the many things which have happened since I was born. In the 1960’s Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space. Construction began on the Berlin Wall. The

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