It's our first Christmas here and, after years of sweltering in the Brisbane heat we are enjoying a pleasant 14 degrees C with rain and mist. We will have a fire tonight.
Vege garden in the mid-summer mist.
We have unwrapped our presents including a new DVD player. We watched Samson and Delilah, a visually beautiful film, and a sobering reminder that not everyone enjoys an affluent and comfortable lifestyle here in Australia. We have got it very wrong and still have no real idea of how to (I can't think of a word that isn't patronising) help, provide for, give hope to, share with Indigenous Australians. I am left feeling guilty, impotent, useless and very very lucky to have such a wonderful life. If you haven't seen the film, do.
On a brighter note, as we are used to having summer in the heat we will have Christmas Dinner tonight so I am off to cook the turkey.
I plan to be back in the studio tomorrow but, in the meantime, best wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous and creative 2010.