24 May 2009

breaking through

miles of wire disappearing into the mist

It's been a week of shock, sadness and challenges. I don't have many words and it's not my story to tell anyway so I will be content to post some pictures for a while.

along the road

The mists of autumn have returned to our hills. This is the view that greets me as I turn out of our driveway in the mornings to take the children to school. The sun does its best to shine through the fog, its slanting rays turning cobwebs into strings of diamonds and dew drops into pearls. Choosing joy and light.

the sun breaks through the morning mist

There's a life lesson in that, right?

In a similar vein, tonight I went to see My Year Without Sex (and as I typed that title I now understand why I just garnered my first porn follower on Twitter. Blocked quick smart!). There is an awful moment at the end when (*spoiler*) you think it's going to end badly but thankfully the end shines, just shines through.

And can I also say, how wonderful to see a film set in Altona, featuring a real family complete with slack tooth fairy, clothes airer permanently in the lounge room, nits and all.

30 comments:

Luhlahh said...

Hi Suse,
I'm sorry to hear that you have difficult things on your mind. Wishing you peace.
In regard to the fog, if it's any consolation for the cold and damp, I'm really missing fog in Alice. Loving the warm morning sun, but missing the mystery and quiet of foggy mornings.
And, on another note entirely, I have just given you an awe-summm award for being such an awesome blogger! Come and drop by my blog and join in the celebrations!
Lou

Tania said...

I was thrown for six last Saturday week ago. Again, not my story, but a dear friend of a friend’s. But a tragedy that struck to the very core and one that has continued to resonate since.

So pleased to hear there isn't just one slack (and clumsy) tooth fairy.

michelle said...

Beautiful photos Suse. So inspiring!

Hope you are finding a little sunshine too. Thinking of you. :)

alice c said...

Wonderful, heart-stopping photos.
Take care.

willowcaroline said...

Shock and sadness, helplessness and fear, grief and loss and worry, seem to be traveling around the planet. I am sorry it reached your corner of the world, and hope you have plenty of dear ones helping you move through this time.

We are having our first really muggy summery day here...after a long cool spring..those mists of autumn look very appealing as I sit here, gathering the strength to return to the muggy, muddy garden!

trashalou said...

oh! Victorian Winters. I had kind of forgotten the hills could be like that.

May the gods be kind to you.

sooz said...

when we went to see the film it was sold out! So cranky making. So looking forward to that. Sorry to hear other things not so fab. Hope things settle.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I hope things are better soon . Lovely misty morning photos .

Isabelle said...

Oh dear, poor Suse.

Hope that sun comes back into your life soon.

docwitch said...

those photos are sublime. The light is exquisite.

I'm really sorry to hear that the week has been one of sadness and difficulty. I hope the joy and light you're focusing on return very soon.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing that film, (I loved Look Both Ways too), and I'll be very glad indeed to see something that has nits, clothes racks in living, and slack tooth fairies as a part of daily life. Although I'm worried this may give me further licence for profligacy.

Jean said...

Your words sadness are touching and so are the photos, ethereal and mystic.

Stomper Girl said...

The autumn mists have been just lovely. We drive to school and look to see if the city is visible or not.

The Awakened Heart said...

My thoughts are with you. Those pictures are very beautiful and they do reflect the cycles of life where we experience both the dark and the light and both are beautiful, in their own unique, life changing way.

Eleanor said...

Sending you my love.

katiecrackernuts said...

There's a lot of love in these comments. I hope this week shines a little more light your way.

ThirdCat said...

I dream of the days when there was room for clothes airer in the loungeroom and it did not live permanently at the end of my bed.

Tooth fairy is well known as the most unreliable of all such folk.

Most importantly, I'm very sorry for the suddeness of it all. It is hard. Hard, hard, hard. Take care. I am thinking of you.

herhimnbryn said...

Oh Soup Lady, am putting my arm aroound your shoulders.........

Penthe said...

Thanks for the pictures. So sorry to hear about shock and sadness.

Mary said...

Thinking of you dearest girl.

Hope the sun is burning away the mist.

Your photos are divine.

fifi said...

Those pictures are truly beautiful: thank you.

And I wish you lots of beauty and joy dear Suse, hope the bad bits dissipate soon.

Prism said...

It is lovely seeing your pictures of "the other side of the world". You are a gifted photographer (your pictures are what I always IMAGINE mine should be--but they never are!)
Pain and trials that come to the people we love are no less real or affecting. I am helping a friend now through one of those times, and my heart hurts for everyone involved.

Also, I am glad to know that the world's worst tooth fairy does not actually live at my house! I am very glad that we are getting past that stage!

my verification word is "nonated"

kim at allconsuming said...

What happened? Are you OK?

RW said...

oh.
dear.
the photos are lovely.
life can be very hard sometimes.
take refuge dear suse.

Kate said...

God, I miss living in the hills - the Adealide ones - and having views like that. My favourite one on the way to school used to be when you turned a corner, and there was a valley that would always be filled to the brim with mist. Magical. And the light glinting off of the surface.

I hope the next week is not as shocking and challenging. Thinking thoughts of light for you and whoever's story it might be.

(my verification word is 'squadom'. I think we could do a blogger version of 'the meaning of liff': what do these words MEAN?'

Anonymous said...

hope you are ok, wishing you & yours well. thank you for the lovely lovely pictures.

('penful' is mine)

Kirti said...

Hope all is soon well Suse. A toast to Sarah Watts keeping the Aussie film industry real.

Stacey said...

Suse you are a lady of many talents. Those photos are divine.
I hope things look up for you soon.

victoria said...

So sorry Suse. (It does feel like the world is going crazy right now.)
The fence photo is prefection.
Hope hope hope to see that movie - I watched something about it on ABC and it looked so good. Somehow, not sure that it will come up my way so might have to wait for dvd!

victoria said...

PERfection, I mean.

h&b said...

lovely foggy pics Suse .. dreamy...

xx