Today was a day for small mercies and vast gratitude; for basking in the wonder of friendship; for being amazed at the view when I look back; for being hopeful about the possibility of the future; and for being profoundly glad of the present. It is always a miracle. Here and now is the best place to be, and I want to be in it fully.
So this post is short but – hopefully – very sweet. Who better than Mr Michael Leunig?
The pen is mightier than the sword
And mightier than the literary award;
Without the pen we’d be unable
To leave those notes on the kitchen table;
With three small crosses at the end.
Made for no one else to see,
The literature of you and me.
For all my subscribers, dropper-inners and new visitors, thank you. Your kindness and encouragement spurs me on, and buoyed me through some challenging days lately. We walk together, even when apart…
A few videos have popped up in the past few weeks – for rainy days when the TV has blown a gasket!
This link will take you to a video of me reading a beautiful piece by Michael McGirr.
This one will take you to a talk I shared about Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre, one of my all-time favourite plays.
And here, you can watch me read my piece for My Enduring Love Affair With Writing – a bit dysfunctional, but there we are!
Yep, me, me, me…
Forgive the bonfire of my vanities. The real message of this day is THANK YOU!