“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
This is one of my all time favourite spots along the Surf Coast…a beautiful view of the forest of the Otways spilling down into the ocean…Mother Nature at her best. S:)
I visited Dereel last Saturday and took this photo in a spot right where the fire had swept through on March 27th. I had never seen a post-fire site before and it was a powerful and eerie experience. I send all my very best wishes to everyone in the Dereel community and surrounds as they recover from this traumatic event.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
I have just received in the mail a dvd copy of this most amazing documentary film about Black Saturday. I highly recommend it as essential viewing.
On 7 February 2009, Australia suffered its worst natural disaster in recorded history. A firestorm of cyclonic fury swept across Victoria and 173 lives were lost. Nowhere was the destruction more terrible than in the tiny hamlet of Strathewen, only 40 km’s from Melbourne. Survivors were linked by trauma, unimaginable grief and the weighty task of trying to understand what had happened to their worlds. Then after the shock of survival, just as the adrenalin finally runs out, the real work begins.
In THEN THE WIND CHANGED local resident and filmmaker Celeste Geer interweaves her own family’s story with those of her neighbours and friends as they struggle to rebuild their shattered lives in the two and a half years following the fires.
The colour, ritual, peace & beauty of monks in prayer…inspirational!
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
The Heart & Soul of Business
Wise words indeed…. “The easiest way to have a thriving business, is to bring your contribution and your community along. Your business doesn’t exist in a vacuum, separate from your life, your family, your neighbors, your town, or, indeed, the world. Your heart is the point of connection, of interdependence for yourself and your business.” “In essence, true business is a spiritual journey. I like to work in business because the feedback is so immediate- it’s either working, or it isn’t. You’re profitable, or you’re not. Your customers are benefitting, or they aren’t.” Mark Silver