Showing posts from April, 2021

284 days to Antarctica; "Me and Bobby McGee" Kris Kristofferson

       Approximately 22  minutes reading time   284 Days to Antarctica “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” ― Mark Twain  This is how I choose to live my life, Always. “Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose, And nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free, …” Kris Kristofferson , Me and Bobby McGee These words have been a part of me since I was about five years old. I have always loved these words and the man who wrote them. They bring me back to that age and to my Mummy and to someone else that I came to know and love. There’s a comfort and a reassurance that these words bring me. Over the last couple of weeks, Kris Kristofferson’s profound and poetic words have been stuck in my mind, playing on a loop. Even in my dreams, I don’t know why. I feel haunted. I hear and see Kris Kristofferson singing these words, Janis Joplin singing her version and Johnny Ca

319 days to Antarctica ... "Rainy Day Blues" Willie Nelson

Approximately 5 minutes reading time “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best” Benjamin Disraeli “Rain, Rain go away, come again another day”, the nursery rhyme replays in my head as the torrential storm is unending. Last year we were burning alive, by Bush Fire, now we are being washed away and drowning in floods. Since last year’s horrific bush fires, rain makes me grateful that there aren’t any bush fires. Now, it breaks my heart that people all over New South Wales are being devastated, if they manage to survive these terrible floods. Some people being affected by these floods also suffered great tragedy, loss and suffering in the bush fires. I am grateful not to be one of them or know any directly affected now. Last year I prayed for rain. Now, I pray for sunshine “…to dry up all the rain…” like Incy Wincy Spider. All the spiders are coming inside to stay safe. Even snails, crickets, grasshoppers, I don’t kill them, where possible I return them to the great ou