Photo Post: PNG Independence Celebrations Brisbane

PNG Independence Day Celebrations, Logan, 2019. 44 Years since Independence.

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Some photo highlights of my first ever attendance at a PNG Independence day celebration anywhere.  This is at Logan in Queensland.  I went with my mother and brother visiting from Tasmania, as well as family and friends.

Trobriand Dancers

Bouganville Dancers

New Britain Dancers – dusted with talcum powder from audience to give them strength.

Some of my family saying hello to Central Province Dancers – best head dresses of the day.

Dance offs, I’ll see if I can dance your style.  South Pacific PNG Based family.

Kairuku Dancers from areas near where my mum is from.

With my Friend Helene who also attended.

Some of the nearly 1000 people that attended

Checking out the stalls!

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Coil of Light

I’ve been writing short poems inspired by photography, Baha’i Writings and memory.

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June Perkins ©

A coil of light/ patterns broken and remade/in the path to certitude
-Poem by June  

“None have I sought nor any will I seek save Thee; no path have I trodden nor any will I tread but the path of Thy love. In the darksome night of despair, my eye turneth expectant and full of hope to the morn of Thy boundless favor…”
-‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Baha’i Prayers

For More Nineteen Months Inspirations  NINETEEN MONTHS

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New Dawn

Be Illumined

I am sharing this event and website, because some of my dear friends will be attending and sharing their artistic expressions around the themes of empowerment of women and independent investigation of truth in the spirit of bridge building between different Faiths in the local Brisbane area.

I will, with their permission, after the event let you know something about the expressions they chose to share and why.

Congratulations to this neighbourhood for organising such a beautiful website.

Thank you for reaching out to dancers, musicians and writers from the wider community to share their illuminations on such interesting topics through the arts.

I’m looking forward to seeing what my friends share as well as the spirit of celebration and joy of the evening and the interesting and illuminating conversations we all might have.

To find out more head to New Dawn Brisbane.

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First completed First draft

Hooray! The first draft of a novel is completed.

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I stand tall.   I call out – ‘finished the first full draft’ to family, to social media,  to the universe.

1.What does it feel like?

A shape from a plan has become characters engaged with challenges that mean something to them and to me in world on a page, and now that it is there I can shape it more through the editing process.

2. How did I arrive here?

By not once giving up, by not panicking when I needed thinking,  and day dreaming breaks for things that didn’t feel quite right, or needed more research,  more daydreaming and work.

By preparing better before beginning and having excellent mentoring from Share Your Story in that process.

By using all the skills built up over years from courses, studies, conferences, university and life.

By pushing through the pain barrier when writing seemed tough, but having a rest when I felt…

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