Brighton, England

Wishing you all the happiness the Universe can bring

Tanya

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Art in Reykjavík

The lovely and I have traveled to Iceland!

The architecture and art here are very different to Australia.

Asmundarsafn is part of Reykjavík Art Museum and was designed to be lived and worked in by artist Asmundur Sveinsson.

It seemed appropriate in the rain that I switch to black and white for some photos.

Wishing you all the happiness the Universe can bring

Tanya

Gardening

After some comical chasing, five of us managed to get the chickens up to the vege patch for a scratch around.

Then I found some other pretty things…

Pear blossoms

Allium tuberosum

Whoops, pulled out some gorgeous Hellebores

Wishing you all the happiness the Universe can bring

Tanya

Moral panic indeed

Just read Benjamin Law’s essay – Moral Panic 101 Equality, acceptance and the Safe Schools scandal in the Quarterly Essay.

I don’t normally read academic literature but I wanted to support Law and the magazine around this issue.

I didn’t learn much new, having aquatinted myself with the facts around Safe Schools a long time ago.

However having it laid out as it unfolded is another depressing litany of rampant homophobia that I was hoping had died in my thirties.

Yet here I am near 46 and still people are insisting that there can’t be anyone different than gender male/female heterosexuals in the world and if there are, well, then they are deviant or even worse, just don’t know themselves.

Read the essay – it’s 86 pages are easily eaten in a few hours. Learn and grow and be less afraid.

After all, you wouldn’t say it was wrong for people of colour to ride the front of the bus now, would you?

Wishing you all the happiness the Universe can bring

Tanya

Another one bites the dust

Out of Instagram I go, on my quest to be less on my devices.

It’s working too – so far I’ve finished off American Gods by Neil Gaiman and am three quarters through a book recommended to me called Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.

I feel better reading for pleasure than devicing for it and it’s better for my brain.

Wishing you all the happiness the Universe can bring

Tanya