It’s odd. I bought a return flight from London to Brisbane and was set to go back at the end of September to get my dose of Australiana before I could head back. After weighing up the pros and cons of spending a fortnight in Brisbane (mainly Toowoomba) in September vs holding off the flight in exchange for small getaways around Europe (already booked Nice, Monaco and Morroco!), I decided to go for the latter so it looks like it will be a while until I go down under.
When I was in high school, I use to collect interesting quotes, phrases and fables. I collected this out of inspiration – the word “au courant” would be an alternative name to an “About” page on a website that I drafted at 14. Château en Espagne would be the name of one of the first Photoshop images I created at 13. So, one night out of boredom, I came across a collection of quotes and stumbled upon this excerpt from Little Gidding by TS Eliot and since then, it has stuck with me and still struck me.
It has been a while since I wrote a very personal entry, and I feel that now is a good time for it. For while I talk about the qualities and the advantages of risking much to be where we are and to be in a place to do what we do, there are many downsides. Continue reading On Vulnerability and Loss