An Apology Thirty Years In The Making

“If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.” ~ Malcom X I was sitting in a suburban shopping centre cafe with my husband Ben a few days ago. As I sipped my tea a man came into view who looked familiar. He was older than when I’d […]

An Afternoon Concert for My Cows

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” ~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone   The first time I heard Albinoni’s Oboe Concert #2 in D Minor I was seven, a little girl sitting in the music room of her primary school, eyes closed as instructed by the […]

The Little Boy Who Used To Be John

“For the first forty days a child is given dreams of previous lives. Journeys, winding paths, a hundred small lessons and then the past is erased.” ~ Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting   *Please note that names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved. In suburban Brisbane lives a little boy whom we will […]

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