Saturday, January 2, 2010

Reconciliation










I have just returned from four beautiful days in Canberra. Most of my childhood was spent in Canberra (from the ages of 4 to 15). Each time I return I am more in love with the place than I was before. On New Year's Day my old friend Judith and I discovered Reconciliation Place - or at least a part of it. We were waiting for the National Portrait Gallery to open and wandered around the back of the building to discover this beautiful creation and others. We reflected on their simple message and were inspired. This particular artwork is Artwork Number 11 by 'Munnari' John Hammond, Ruby Hammond's son. This is a quote from Ruby: "Aboriginal Dreaming sings to us of living in harmony with the land and with each other." I tried to take a photo of the beautiful countryside around Canberra - funnily enough I ended up showing more of a bitumen road than the countryside - but perhaps that says it all!! So my wish for 2010 for us all is to live in harmony with the land and with each other.

2 comments:

Grand Purl Baa said...

See! Exactly my point! Pontificating is RIFE!

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Those pictures are beautiful. And what a nice sentiment.