Welcome Respite

It has taken nearly two months, but last night the overnight temperature finally dropped below 19 degrees Celsius. And the welcome respite enticed even the most sleep-deprived soul among us to sleep. Deeply and soundly: the blessed slumber of restorative sleep. Better yet, today is a pleasant change from the relentless hot, oppressive, and humid…

Happy as

Listening to music which speaks to my listening so feeds my soul, transporting me to a happy place. Never mind the rain falling outside. The sky is crying, but not me. Warm, dry, and safe from the elements; I listen to my favourite music. Head nodding. Feet tapping. And wearing a smile as broad as…

Sails

Pink, orange, yellow, and red: the sails stand out against the deep emerald green of the sea. This way and that, the sails move as the class of eight learn to wind surf. Squeals of laughter reach the shore. Walking along the promenade I stop to watch one swimsuit-clad student followed by another lose their…

Again

Way up high on A neighbour’s Antennae they sit, Side by side. The pair of them: At it again. Heads thrown back, Throats vibrating. In unison, they Sing their hearty Song of joy ‘til in Unison they stop. Gazing up at them Viewing the urban Scene below, I Wonder their thoughts. Side by side, kookaburras…

Kookaburras Sing

This morning I awoke to the sound of kookaburras singing. Perched in a tree, or some other high-up place just beyond my bedroom window their full-throttle song so reminiscent of infectious, hearty laughter had me smiling instantly. I listened to the joyous notes until the song ended as abruptly as it had started. Then, the…