On the basis that things Grow by Delay, during a semester break, I began by doing a spot of sniff mapping around Central Victoria with my two dogs. While my companions and I waited for Godot to provide some direction, magic has taken place. When we slow down, connect with the country and create a nurturing environment, the blossom turns to fruit and the wheat ripens. Forks in the road appear that take us in exciting new directions.
Soul Food Constellation
The Soul Food Cafe, built by Heather Blakey, was inhabited by an international group of writers and artists whose global mission was to promote writing and art-making as a daily practice through the use of interactive web-based technologies such as blogging and e-mail groups. While Waiting for Godot is a branch of this complex site.
Soul Food remains a wonderful resource. Using the Wayback Machine link you can access all the features of this quirky world.
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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love (the creative spirit) sent to me:
Twelve Penguins Diving
Eleven Koalas Climbing
Ten Snakes Slithering
Nine Sulphur Crested Cockatoos Squawking
Eight Green Turtles Ambling
Seven Platypus Swimming
Six Numbats Digging
Five Satin Bowerbirds Decorating
Four Australian Fur Seals Frolicking
Three Tasmanian Tigers Barking
Two Superb Lyrebirds Mimicking
and a Kookaburra up a Gum Tree
Historic Castlemaine and Surrounds
Patiently Waiting With Me
The Finnish Lapphund is a hardy, easy going, medium-size breed of Spitz type. Traditionally this dog has been engaged to help herd reindeer. Although it is one of the most popular dog breeds in its native country, Finland, it is not very numerous outside of the Nordic countries. Lapphunds are not common in Australia but an increasing number have found their way here.
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Acknowledgement of Country
Anika, Archie and I acknowledge that we are on Jaara country, and that the members and elders of the Dja Dja Warrung community and their forebears have been custodians of this land for many centuries, performing age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We acknowledge their living culture and their unique role in the life of this nation. We pay respect to the elders past and present of the Dja Dja Warrung nation and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.