“Grant, O Thou Loving Lord, that all may stand firm and steadfast, shining with everlasting splendour, so that, at every breath, gentle breezes may blow from the bowers of Thy loving-kindness, that from the ocean of Thy grace a mist may rise…”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Selections From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Baha
Image (c) June Perkins
For more head to Nineteen Months.
You can see the latest Nineteen Months contributions HERE
Above is a slide show of my contributions to the site over the last three years. If you visit the site you can read the quotations that were placed with them.
Here are just a few:
“Know ye that the world is like unto a mirage which the thirsty one thinks to be water; its water is a vapor; its mercy a difficulty; its repose hardship and ordeal; leave it to its people and turn unto the Kingdom of your Lord the Merciful.”
-Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith
“O banished and faithful friend! Quench the thirst of heedlessness with the sanctified waters of My grace, and chase the gloom of remoteness through the morning-light of My Divine presence.”
-Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah
“The sun is the same sun, no matter from what sign it may manifest itself or from what spot it may arise. Thou must look at the Sun; do not become veiled by the places from which the Sun appears.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdul-Baha Abbas
If you go to Bullimba
you will walk past some interesting pieces of street art.
Perhaps they will make you think of a story or poem.
Who is this lady? Where is she going?
You will see some interesting signs if you look up.
They might suggest to you a story,
an idea for an album cover or a song about Frankie and the Fox.
And then there might be some unusual things, like
shops trying to attract you with kites and balloons.
You might ask yourself
Will this sign take off in the wind?
Will children be happy when their parents stop for coffee?
If you take the time to study this street scape you will find
much to inspire!
And then look at a bus reminding all of the Anzacs.
Brisbane remembers its Anzacs!
And maybe the street art will make you feel like
you are travelling back in time?
This journey today was all so
I could leave some Magic Fish Dreaming books at Riverbend Books,
but on the way I found much inspiration and made a photo essay
about a Magic street.
These are just some of the places that inspired Magic Fish Dreaming.
When we lived in the North we were surrounded by banana fields, sugar cane, fishing spots where crocodiles might lurk, wonderful beaches, green tree frogs, geckos and more.
The children had a lot of space to play in and a small archery set; they never used it to kill anything, but instead just for target practice.
We were able to spend time becoming friends with the people of many cultures and seeing Indigenous cultural dances at community events.
There was also a land mark: the Giant Golden Gumboot, which we visited many times. Tully is known for this tourist attraction. It even has its own documentary.
But locals know there is much more to the Cassowary Coast than a giant gumboot.