After the weekend upset, I went and actually bought my partner flowers. Who says flowers are just for girls, eh? We both needed some beauty and brightness. Actually, the neighbours were really good and very apologetic to the extent that I felt sorry for them being placed in such a position. In any case, my partner went over and placed concrete pavers all along the fence line, after which the neighbours bought electric fencing and lined it up, so no more dogs barking at us, or at chickens.
Once again, the flowers in the house are natives – they are stunning. Australia has an astonishingly rich diversity and beauty in its flora. You can’t help but wonder how it all came about – it’s nothing short of miraculous.
Unfortunately, the end of the work week came with a lot of sorrow. Sometimes, there is nothing one can do, or say. Things happen and maybe sometimes, there is a place for silence. This morning, before going to work, we each drew a card from the Tea Leaf Oracle. It’s become something of a ritual for us – I am not sure what he thinks of this, since he is not actively involved with tarot, though certainly the cards he draws are eerily true. This morning, I drew the Lion card, that states it is time to act – which I certainly did, driving up and down the coast, doing site visits, inspections, delivering seedlings and collecting some seeds for revegetation sites – very active, very busy.
My partner however, drew the Teardrops card.
He works as an auxiliary fireman, which means he is on call – for anything involving fire and rescue. This morning he got a callout for an accident on the highway with four fatalities. We haven’t really talked much about it, or the details of it, but I know it was bad. No one should have to see something like this, let along have to pull the wreckage apart and do all the things the fire rescue teams have to do.
So this weekend will be more on the contemplative side. We are catching up with friends tomorrow night, for a camp oven night at a friend’s place in the bush, which should lift the spirits up a bit, but also remind us to cherish this beautiful and precious gift of life. Sometimes when people say that it sounds cheesy, but really, it is true. We are so vulnerable, and life is short. I hope you all have a nourishing weekend with the ones you love. Many blessings,