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"Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realise they were the big things."

- Robert Brault
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I want to believe that people are basically good.

But some days it's fucking hard.

Don't ever stop even though your heart is breaking
Don't look over your shoulder at the love you left behind
They say life's too short but they're wrong
It's so long
Sometimes the only way to go is to just go on


We go on together. You are not alone.
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Do we have a government yet? Y/N

Volunteering again was - nice. It was a warm sunny day for winter, and a steady stream of people strolled in - all ages, backgrounds, walks of life - did their business and strolled back out. Peaceful democracy in action. I am grateful to live somewhere where voting is as simple and ordinary as going to the bank - it's another task that takes time out of your day, but there's usually a place around the corner, and hopefully you can be in and out in ten minutes, unless there's a queue. And then government happens. (Hopefully.)
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Has it really been a full year since the last time I posted one of these?

2015 in review )

Happy New Year, and see you all in 2016!
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In the end
The love you take
Is equal to
The love you make

- The Beatles
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This wasn't the post I was expecting to make today. But making it has certainly made my day.

Malcolm Turnbull topples Tony Abbott in Liberal leadership ballot

\O/
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I cannot believe we're farewelling another year. I feel like it's the night before going on holiday, when you're rushing through a billion things still to do.

2014 in review )

Happy New Year. See you in 2015! (I can't believe we've arrived at the year of Third Impact.)
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The Summer Day
by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?
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Time for the end of year meme.

2013 in review )

Happy New Year. See you in 2014!
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High Court verdict a turning point in same-sex marriage debate

The pair exchanged vows and said their "love and ordinariness" were what Australians needed to see.

"I think a week of love stories - even if it's only a week - will make a difference to some kid out there."


Same-sex marriage laws overturned by High Court

The judges found the ACT law could not operate alongside the federal law as only the Federal Parliament had the power under the constitution to legislate on same sex marriage.

Silver lining in court's same-sex ruling

The High Court has cleared the way for a federal law on same-sex marriage, even though it struck down the ACT law providing for them.

The critical point was that the court held that the word "marriage" in the Constitution means the union of any two natural people. It was not restricted to unions between a man and a woman.


Tears and determination at High Court ruling

"We just see this as a little blip in the arc of justice," she said.

At last

Dec. 7th, 2013 08:15 pm
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Couples celebrate Australia's first same-sex weddings

If they take it away again someday
this beautiful thing won't change

- Vienna Teng, "City Hall"
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It's coming back...

I'm starting to remember...

"The day we dig this up...

It'll be time for us
to protect this planet
from the enemy..."

Are we, today, the kind of adults
we dreamed of becoming back then?

Or would our childhood selves
just look at us now and laugh?

- Kenji, 20th Century Boys, Naoki Urasawa

Absence

Apr. 1st, 2013 07:20 pm
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It always feels a bit strange posting these announcements when I haven't posted in far longer, but anyway. I'll be on holiday for a little while, and hope to catch you all when I get back.
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... the Bureau of Meteorology needs to add a new colour to its temperature maps.

(It hit 42 degrees here today. I don't want to know what it feels like hotter than this.)
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End of year meme!

2012 in review )

Happy New Year everyone! We survived the apocalypse!

Jacarandas

Nov. 17th, 2012 05:00 pm
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It's jacaranda season. The thing I love about jacarandas is how, the rest of the year, they just blend into the background, like any other tree. But then in spring, they burst into bloom, and it's splashes of purple everywhere you look.

I always associate it with the end of exams and the start of holidays. It was on this day that I finished my last HSC exam, literally half a lifetime ago. It's kind of scary to think about the time that's passed since then, but I wouldn't want to trade the things I've done and the friends I've made.

Summer is coming.
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The annual roundup. How is it NYE already?

2011 in review )

Wishing you all a happy new year, wherever you may be!

New days

Nov. 17th, 2011 11:55 pm
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My life is a brand new "choose your own adventure" book.

The kind you read as a kid.

The kind that you choose which page to turn to in order to read the story.

- Kabuki: The Alchemy by David Mack
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I had to bury a magpie this afternoon. A cat had killed it.

Cut )

If you own a cat, please think before letting it roam outdoors.
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I live on the other side of the world from New York. It seems a little presumptuous to post about it, but it also seems impossible to pass over it. Even though I don't really have the right to comment, I can stop and remember.

Cut for lengthy rambling )

Ten years is a long time. But it can seem like yesterday. I hope the tomorrows can be better ones.

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