Stories

June 14, 2020 - Amelia Bloom – Home & Peace Maker

 

 

Amelia Bloom dreamed … she could divide the world up evenly so everyone had a place – and noone ever went without. 

Footnote:  This Amelia Bloom message arrived in response to homelessness and all people who are marginalised and made to suffer for their difference.  And her dream goes beyond a physical place, a home, for all.  She dreams all human beings get to experience a sense of connectedness and belonging.  To feel and be – safe.

June 13, 2020 - Amelia Bloom – Dreamer By Trade

 

 

Amelia Bloom understands how broken everything is, yet she remains invested in her dreaming, not only for herself, but for everyone else.

Amelia Bloom’s French flavoured imagination paints a beautiful picture of a world full of hope and peace.  She gently reminds us of the magic of dreaming and its ability to create a better world – both real, and imagined.

 

 

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Amelia Bloom dreamed every street corner had a worry bank so everyone felt safe.

 

 

 

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Amelia Bloom dreamed flowers grew in clouds and their petals flew to all the dark corners of the world.

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June 12, 2020 - Night Has Always Pushed Up Day

 

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After The Storm .   (Mumford & Sons)

And after the storm, I run and run as the rains come.  And I look up, I look up.  On my knees and out of luck, I look up.  Night has always pushed up day.  You must know life to see decay.  But I won’t rot, I won’t rot.  Not this mind and not this heart, I won’t rot.  And I took you by the hand.  And we stood tall.  And remembered our own land, what we stood for.  And there will come a time, you’ll see, with no more tears.  And love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears.  Get over your hill and see what you’ll find there. With grace in your heart, and flowers in your hair.  And now I cling to what I knew.  I saw exactly what was true.  But oh no more.  That’s why I hold with all I have.  That’s why I hold.

Amelia Bloom – Home & Peace Maker.

June 10, 2020 - 40,000 years of connectedness

In this documentary, Aboriginal elder Bob Randall poignantly explains why his people are now struggling in a modern world and what needs to be done for them to move forward.   Bob has also written a book called ‘Songman – the story of an aboriginal elder’ published by ABC Books.   What’s also of interest is the story behind the making of Kanyini – of film maker Melanie Hogan.  The documentary and her story are on the Kanyini website and also in Issue 8 of Dumbo Feather magazine.   

(Reposted from 2009) 

June 9, 2020 - Toast To Difference

 

 

June 8, 2020 - A Different Way To Tread

 

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Finisterre .  (By David Whyte from Dumbo Feather Magazine Issue 11)

The road in the end taking the path the sun had taken, into the western sea, and the moon rising behind you as you stood where ground turned to ocean:  no way to your future now but the way your shadow could take, walking before you across water, going where shadows go, no way to make sense of a world that wouldn’t let you pass except to call an end to the way you had come, to take out each frayed letter you brought and light their illumined corners, and to read them as they drifted through the western light; to empty your bags; to sort this and to leave that; to promise what you needed to promise all along, and to abandon the shoes that had brought you here right at the water’s edge, not because you had given up but because now, you would find a different way to tread, and because, through it all, part of you could still walk on, no matter how, over the waves.