Watched the Brownlow Medal last night. Such a mixture of an event. Trying to be up to date while maintaining tradition, elegance and formality. In the context of footy players who try to beat each other up every week…
‘Honesty is the best policy’ they say. But that’s not true. Or at least it’s not practised in daily life. For instance, a friend asks you what you think of:
REFUGEES…SHORT AND LONG TERM VIEWS
Some of my in-laws were refugees from Eastern Europe after WW2. They were forced out of their houses and forced to march to…Austria and then Italy. They love Australia. They have raised QCs, doctors and other professionals. One became Managing Director of a major Australian company. For me, they gave me an insight into the many sides of refugees’ lives and the impact on their futures and a perspective on the current refugee crisis.
When I tell people I do life drawing, men generally smirk and women seem to want to move to another topic. There’s an implication that somehow life drawing is not ‘nice’, it is somehow dirty, like a peep show I suppose. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Recently I went on a travelling and walking trip in the country with 4 very close women friends for 6 days. We all got on very well and it was a great trip. However, I realised after a couple of days how unusual it was for me to be the only one of my gender in a group. What I noticed was how well they got on together in conversation without me being involved, even though they were from three different countries and were not friends themselves (they were all my friends).