Friday, January 1, 2010

1. Through the years


Where did those years go? That carefree young man confronted by a headstrong gal with a twinkle in her eye in the summer of '60. Pig Iron Bob ruling in a benign dictatorship at home. Camelot in its infancy across the waters. Sputniks whizzing overhead. Information coming in telegrams, not electrical impulses. My, how time passes.

Where did those years go? They were svelte of figure, horizons stretching into the mists. Emboldened by dreams and aspirations. Planning the great European coming-of-age holiday before taking up a job offer with that solid establishment firm in Bridge Street. Negotiating a favourable price for a dilapidated Californian bungalow set back from the Rose Bay waterfront, with the help of the folks. Time passes.

Grandchildren and weary children bluster through a house littered with e-gadgets bringing love and decibels. All is now quiet and calm. So, here they go blundering into another year. Together.

7 comments:

tapirgal said...

A nice idea and offshoot from your other blog. I'm sure this year in blogging will be fascinating for your readers/viewers, and hopefully fulfilling for you. Why not? You're very talented. This is a terrific project for 2010!

elvira pajarola said...

Wonderful....!
....and so you already started this New Year...!!!! ( ..we are still in the good old one....!)
I wish You a very Happy New Year, Dear Julie
...see you soon!
ciao ciao elvira

Julie said...

Hoped to get in first with this comment but twas not to be.

The first 3 posts for this new project will be duplicates from Sydney Eye. But as from Monday 4th January, the posts will be created specifically for this blog.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

Good luck with keeping this project going and indeed growing.

Serge Cornillet said...

GREAT IDEA FOR THIS NEW YEAR, READING THESE WORDS WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO IMPROVE MY ENGLISH. I WISH YOU THE BEST, AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO KNOW YOU.
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS.
SERGE

Julie said...

It is a challenge to do, Serge. It will be a bit easier if I can get a few posts ahead of myself. Your English is very good already, but if you have any questions, please ask me.

Serge Cornillet said...

OK JULIE.
THANK YOU