“Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.” – J. R. R. Tolkein Adventure? Excitement? Huh. A Jedi craves not these things. Well, perhaps not a Jedi, but certainly an Israel. I love adventure
“I told you That we could fly ‘Cause we all have wings But some of us don’t know why” – Michael Hutchence Taken from this song – and yet, an amazing thought in itself. We DO all have wings. I experienced
“When tempest tossed, embrace chaos.” – Dean Koontz This perfectly sums up the tail end of today. A tempest of gargantuan proportions possessed both my children, and the household disintegrated into madness. So Bel and I rode the chaos until
“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.” – D.H. Lawrence So it is. I’ve been blessed by a few soft landings from said leaps recently. Either way, it’s important to remember that we must,
“Wherever you go, there you are.” No attribution to this quote today, as it (according to google) was originally created by about 8,321 different people. It was sent to me by a reader, who reached out yesterday with an amazing email.
“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom I am struggling with winter. This happens every year, and every year I struggle with it. I think it’s a combination of a 1910’s-era home
“Forgive yourself.” I set ridiculously high expectations upon myself. I have done it my whole life. I have always been driven to achieve, and I always feel a keen sense of failure whenever I don’t measure up to my own
“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington You know, contrary to yesterday’s piece, I simply love this photo, and I love the simplicity – and truth – of Duke’s quote. That’s about it for today, my friend.
Some of you may remember Rilien had an operation on his funky big toes at about 10 months old. The documentary posts are here (part 1) and here (part 2). I just re-visited them myself, and I’m so grateful
“The bumps in the road make the ride more fun.” – Unknown It’s true, although I would suggest it holds more easily true in hindsight. A friend of mine – Alan Fawcett – who interviewed me for the Infinite Pie podcast, tells
“Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt I had the most horrible nightmare last night. I dreamt that I had a chance meeting with someone I’ve not seen in years, and the
“Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?” – Benjamin Franklin Interesting use of rhyme, Mr Franklin. Also, an interesting use of the notion of applied purpose. A sundial in the shade is
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I met with Michelle and her family for some family portraits at Coogee Beach. Her kids were going into Kindergarten and Year 4 at school, and the shoot was great fun. Michelle and
I first spoke with Sarah over the phone about wanting to do some family portraits with her grown-up kids. It was about two weeks before Xmas and Sarah explained that her daughter was due to fly out to Florida, USA for a
“Allow yourself time to recover.” The thing about recovery is that it takes time. The other thing is that you have to allow yourself to recover. You can’t force it. You can’t skip it. It must be a surrender of sorts.
“Switch Off.” My apologies for a late dispatch this morning. But here’s the reason, and subsequent inspiration for today’s IQ: Background: I deleted the Facebook app from my iPhone (again) around the middle of last week, and I think it
“Every rejection is a gift. A chance to learn and to do it better next time. An opportunity to figure out how to bounce, not break. Don’t waste them.” – Seth Godin I don’t want to bore you with intimate
“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” – Ernest Holmes Thanks Ernest. I have nothing to add except this: Ernest speaks the truth, and I have witnessed it first-hand countless times. With love,
“I have always believed in the magic of childhood and think that if you get your life right that magic should never end.” – Colin Thompson Colin Thompson is the man who brought us such amazing kids picture books as
Asako and her family had driven from Avalon, up at the northern end of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, to Bronte – about an hour’s drive away in the Eastern Suburbs – for their family portraits. I was a bit worried
For some reason, clouds followed me when I shot these family portraits at Sydney Park with Nicole and Jason. I photographed their wedding back in 2009, they’ve since added two lovely boys to their family. What’s even more unusual is that
It looked like it was going to rain. I had arrived at Bondi a little early to enjoy some time watching the surf, while I waited for Anita and her family, for their family photo shoot. We had arranged to