Category Archives: 2012 – ON THE BENCH

YAANING ON THE e BENCH

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I am back from a 26ookms road trip to a town called Eden on the Far South Coast of NSW, Australia.

It’s the edge of Summertime here and Home is looking good. I am back to sitting on my eBENCH and posting whatever I wish to instead of rising to challenges.

I was away for ten days and  this is assimilation time. Let’s get the head and emotions into some kind of order.

Wish me well.

BACK TO THE BENCH

I feel as if I have been lost in the wilderness for a goodly while in trying to keep up with weekly challenges etc when all I wanted to do was sit down on an eBENCH and YAAN with you.

That, then , is what I am now doing.  I have just been on a 2600km road trip – and I saw some fine benches along the way.

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Sitting at our familiar Urunga Bakery Bench. A Bench in Nabiac as we travelled South.
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A BENCH IN MILTON STILL IN MILTON
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BENCH IN EDEN AT THE EDEN MUSIC SHOP

STORM IN NEW YORK

   
   
Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954), Saturday 16 September 1944, Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 – 1954) Sunday 26 November 1950 p 32 Article
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.  1900 - 1954), Saturday 16 September 1944, Sunday Times (Perth, WA  1902 - 1954), Sunday 26 November 1950,
The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 – 1954), Monday 17 September 1945 The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 – 1954), Thursday 14 October 1954
The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. 1874 - 1954), Monday 17 September 1945 The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. 1874 - 1954), Thursday 14 October 1954

AND ABOUT SWIMMING

NOW THAT THE WEATHER IS WARMING UP.

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THE YAAN : I am seriously thinking  that its time to opt out of all the challenges I have been involved in for the last year or two. I have truly lost the feeling sitting on the eBENCH and enjoying myself. Each week I am caught up in directed plans and posts and I think they may have served their purpose for now. I shall sit myself down on the eBENCH and do some more Yaaning and some more pondering. I had my 2nd swim of the season today. Come on Summertime.

EVERYDAY LIFE PART 6

THE YAAN :  I’m going to take a look for pictures of the truly everyday things of my life. Things like stoves and toilet paper and cars and shops. I love seeing the ordinary things of other places. Here are some of mine.

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A FENCE A FIRE ENGINE
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A CAFE A SIGN OUTSIDE A PUB
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A FAMILY A STOVE

SITTING AND THINKING ABOUT FREE SPIRITS

THE YAAN : This time I’m going to actually do some thinking . I haven’t been thinking much of late. For  a Placeholder for the Weekly Photo Challenge : FREE SPIRIT, (until I find the over-exposed shot)I’m going to use the Loo at my daughter’s place. It’s a very fine place for a Free Spirit to sit awhile and think whilst looking out over the valley and the forest.

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THE YAAN : Physical illness and poverty have been important to me in setting my spirit free. Sometimes, it’s the only part of me that can go free. I was going to post images of the beautiful people I see. The young children and the Bello girls with straight backs and arms swinging.The hoop-ers and the kayakers and the vigorous Free Spirits I see around me. But I am sick this week.

That led me to sitting here and considering just how free my Spirit is. 

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Free to fly back to the 70s when I lived and loved with a true adventurer. And we roamed and rode and swam and explored.

Free to remember and research and dream and plan.

Free to weave together all the pieces of my 63 years and see what we have.

 

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A FREE SPIRIT IN FORMATION.

I know that I’m not what most people would see as a free spirit. Old Val calls me a tortured soul. I know that the anchors of my personality still snag on rocks and seaweed. I don’t dash about much and don’t struggle to prove much of anything. I seem to get depressed – and yet, somehow , quietly, I KNOW what it is to be a Freed Spirit and I like it.

 

LETTING IN A LITTLE MORE LIGHT.

These are the things I see from my front windows. Nothing can chain that spirit to the ground.

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AND AROUND THE WORLD

Special Favourite : http://myphotoyear2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/weekly-photo-challenge-free-spirit/

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/weekly-photo-challenge-free-spirit/

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http://tostir.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/weekly-photo-challenge-free-spirit/

http://joycannis.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/weekly-photo-challenge-free-spirit/

http://tanhuimin.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/weekly-photo-challenge-free-spirit/

http://thegoodvillager.com/2012/09/01/weekly-photo-challenge-free-spirit/

FRIDAY

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THE YAAN: Back to the life that makes me well. Me and Jack both.  Jack almost took his eye out on a wire fence a couple of months back but has come good and is pushy and flighty again. He almost took the Cheery Redhead’s hand when she offered him some food. My girl did her first day at a school.Towards her Education degree. And we minded the little girl.  Then I did my Meeting in town.  In a moment, bean and vegie soup. The retrieval of sanity.

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