Saturday, June 26, 2010
"Let's just take a moment to think this through," she said
"We really have no other option,"she said.
He nodded again.
She walked to the bedroom and got out her imitation leather suitcase. Slowly, oh so slowly, she picked up pieces of clothing, touching them tenderly. Some went in the suitcase. Others she folded neatly and placed on the bed they shared.
She stopped momentarily and wiped a small tear from her eye. She sighed deeply. It was going to be harder than she had imagined. Much, much harder.
She wanted to burn her wedding dress in the fire.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
She has filled the post after the former Prime Minister (Kevin Rudd - see 2 posts ago) was flagging in the polls.
Gillard is less conservative than Rudd and is not a Christian so I think many of my fellow Australian Christians will go for the more conservative, Christian Tony Abbott. I will not.
This is for two reasons. The first is there is no benefit to me personally by voting liberal as they will no doubt cut social security (which I depend on for a living) and also cut education and health. I study and use the health system a lot for my mental illness. I can not vote for anyone who would decrease my quality of life to that extent, whether he believes in God or not.
The second reason is that, as a woman, Julia Gillard may be more open to some of the more intense issues effecting women such as domestic violence, rape and child abuse. I am not a conventional feminist but I do not believe women and children should put up with the light penalties for these crimes and the lack of education and shame surrounding them.
Also, in her words: "I will delight you. I will disappoint you. But always I will be working hard for you."
No doubt other people will have different views. I am not representing anyone else. These are just my views. I only ask if you have other views to please be respectful.
the slick crunchiness
of the asphalt
after the dripping rain.
the frenzied screams
of the wind
over the lapping sea.
the curvaceous descent
of the rainbow
over the colouring sky.
BUT, most of all, I love
the light in the eyes
of my true friend
as she halts
in a jolt of recognition.