Things I thought about yesterday
The vagaries of computers! I just wrote a whole entry and lost it before I could post it after pressing Tab followed by backspace.
Tip of the Day 2: Don't hit tab followed by backspace while blogging!!
I spent about 8 hours on the road yesterday travelling from Busselton to Albany and back to attend the funeral of a colleague who also happened to be the Dad of one of my mates. 770 KM through the beautiful south west of Western Australia gave me plenty of time to think and in light of my journey's purpose prompted me to reflect on life, death, fast food and the universe. Here's a few of my random thoughts and observations from the day.
1 Albany is a beautiful town sitting on a stunning harbour and wonderful views of it all can be had from atop Mt Clarence. I must take the family for a weekend and have a decent look around.
2 The power of the waves crashing against the towering cliffs at the Gap and Natural Bridge is awesome, as was the sunset and moonrise over the coast of Frenchman's Bay.
3 A life of humility lived in faithful service is a powerful witness. I joined several hundred people in farewelling and honouring my friend Terry and was both struck and challenged by the story of his life, the depth of his love and the dedication of his service to God, backed up by the eloquent words and witness of his family.
4 It's good to reflect and reminisce. On the way home I listened to a tape I made in 1987 of stories and anecdotes by my Nan on her first visit to WA after we got married. It was wonderful to listen to her familiar voice recounting how she met my grandfather and their life in Melbourne raising three kids in the 40's and 50's. Nan died about 3 years ago so it was very precious to "visit" her memory again.
5 Old hymns sung well by an old congregation, though not my favourite, can be very powerful.
6 McDonalds Tandoori chicken deli choice rolls while being tasty and low in fat, are ridiculously messy to eat.
7 If I ever write my biography I'll call it "Perfectly Flawed"
8 If I write my Mum's life story I'll call it "You must be Jacqui"
9 If I ever write my step father's story I'll call it "Poor Walter"
10 A short cut isn't necessarily! The sign in Manjimup that says Nannup 58 does not tell the whole story!
I have an appointment to go to so I'll add to this list later.