Wow back at the Grand Chancellor for a 4 day sojourn in the city to attend an Indesign Course to help me with some skills for formatting my book and packing up shortly to head back up to the hills …The course was a bit full on for me .Very designed for the high end corporate market One lady I shared the class with was responsible for coordinatting the marketing of half a dozen different herbal supplemen companies including Blackmores Thompsons and Bioceuticals and Mediherb most of whom I discovered are actually owned by the same umbrella company .Others in the class were working for state governemnt in the Policy division though they were coy about sharing exactly what Govt Dept they were working for …….probably the Public Health and COVID Policy partment .I’d be shy too about publically declaring any involvement there .
Still not getting why pubs and clubs have opened and allow up to 100 poeple to meet in a venue swilling beer and possibly losing all sense of the need for social distancing while here on the Sunshine Coast we are still not able to enjoy some simple civic pleasures of being able to even sit in our local libraries and read or listen to resources or study at our leisure or make use of the resources that the wider community pays for out of its taxes each year
Come on Sunshine Coast Council……What Gives ?I hear other libraries in the state are back ot being fully functioning by now
I’m feeling really pleased that through my new book I will promote the Kids Help Line with their blessing The book is about digging deep to find the courage and inner strength to stand up to and say no to bullying which I myself have had to do more than once in my life and my stories main characters examplify creatures which have needed to just that and emerge victorious after staring in to the jaws of death and living to tell the tale..
Photo courtesy of mamamia.com.au
I watched a beautiful show recently on TV called the Dog House In which a man who had needed to have his leg amputated and he and his wife went to an animal rehousing shelter to find a dog as a companion to lift the mans spirits becuase the mans mood was very low becuase he was now confined to staying at and working from home
The first dog the shelter brought out for a trial get to know and play date was a little fox terrier full of character and perosnality but who actually wanted absolutely nothing to do with the man It was very saddening to watch the mans kindly advances being rejected as this bad ass little terrior just ran around the compound side stepped the ‘here boys and pats ‘ waited impatiently at the wire for the shelter worker to comeback and fetch him . You couldnt help but feel for the man .
However the next dog the shelter worker brought in to the compound for a meet and greet was a little staffi who went absolutely nutso when he saw the bloke ran up and covered him with licks squirming with excitement so that clearly it was love at first sight for both man and dog . They even looked alike. Cut to the chase the man took the staffi home and several months later were shots of the two dozing on the couch clearly devoted to one another .
There was a lesson in this for me . The man in his need to have a dog might have taken the terrier home and in time the terrier would have come around no doubt to be happy to lick the hand that fed him and provide reasonable company for the man but becuase the shelter and the man allowed the animaals to express what felt good for them and followed and worked in with their cues the man ended up with a dog that was absolutely right for him and clearly was a meant to be match for both man and dog … a tail with a happy ending …..sure theres a moral in there somewhere ..sigh !!!!