82 Not Out Blog Aug 2018
A Remarkable Event –
Yes, that’s the theme I set for the TW writing comp the month of August. Maybe it was because I haven't written a blog for years so this is a remarkable event in itself.I won't bore you with the many reasons for absence...except to say its been one of those diabolical years that happen between 84 /85. You have to experience one to know one!!
Anyway I reflected on the remarkable events that have unfolded recently.
It only took a winning raffle ticket for North and South Koreans to be reunited for a few days a lifetime after being torn apart by war. The world watched on screen as old parents hugged middle-aged adults not seen since childhood. Yes, a remarkable event as a meticulously planned programme brought viewers to tears. A Remarkable Event that was an indictment on humanity, outlining the emotional brutality and horrific repercussions of war, in what we term a civilized societyA Remarkable Event that was an indictment on humanity, outlining the emotional brutality and horrific repercussions Closer to home here in our ‘lucky country’ calamitous remarkable events brought Canberra to the top of the pops in entertainment. The reality soap opera was given tags like ‘a circus’ ‘a jelly bean grab’ even a ‘period of guerrilla warfare’. I noted that the political ‘frolic’ unfolding on screen soon gave way to language which included: ‘ enmity’ ‘high tension’‘ high levels of distant animosity’. The “Who wants to be prime minister series” developed into vitriolic blood letting.
Here in Queensland “No worries mate.” as our own series of R.E. unfolded. In brief: The Ipswich Council was finally given the boot, In Townsville what a send off for our great J.T. who is hanging his up –a lap of recognition and honour for a real human being. Oh and on RE don’t let’s forget that Cairns F.C. are chucking their boots in. All this to one side the Cairns Festival fireworks will light the sky , no doubt another remarkable event. Who knows what this next week will bring?
I'm just beginning to warm up to writing a blog or two ...so who knows???