This is Australia
|Australia - Clear, blue skies... kookaburras... and the sweet scent of lemon|
Recently I was asked how I remembered Australia, my native home, while I was living so far away.
The first thing that always comes to mind for me about this country is the endless miles of white beaches and the sound of a constant shore break which is always the sweetest music to my ears. But that's probably because I was born and lived within a few kilometres of the Pacific Ocean for most of my life. The beach is every thing familiar for me. When all else around me appears to be failing, to quietly sit on a sand dune and watch the birth of each new wave and what it has to offer the world, is a meditative state that gives me time to regather reality, to understand and adopt what is true about some human situation that is waving a tattered flag in front of me and pretending to be something else.
And for a taste of their distinctive sound
And an Aussie song that always fills my senses... we went for a surf before breakfast yesterday... there's nothing quite like it