‘Tis the Season – For Happily Ever After

With Australia’s summer in full swing, and Christmas just around the corner, it is time for wedding bells to toll to the tune of Happily Ever After.

Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…

Corinthians

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The Light Between Oceans (2016)

“A husband who loses his wife is known as a widower, but there is no word to describe a parent who loses a child”. It is a brave task for one to explore the trappings of parental love. It is a braver task still to interpret a bestselling page-turner on the trappings of parental love and refrain from falling prey to the wasted labours of an underwhelming screen adaptation. The challenge is embraced by Derek Cianfrance whom, tellingly, appears drawn to explorations of darkness and pain (Blue Valentine; The Place Beyond the Pines). In The Light Between Oceans, Cianfrance’s dramatisation of Australian author M. L. Stedman’s first novel, the interplay of darkness and light gives a humbling lesson in lachrymosity, as even the stoics amongst us may end up needing to reach for the hidden hanky.

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Seeing Red

If you ask me for my favourite colour, chances are I’ll throw a resounding “RED” in the mix (depending on which day of the week you ask, of course, with others jostling for the top spot being the arguably duller tones of black, navy, purple and teal). As the only colour in my preferred palette with any tonal warmth, RED is my colour of choice for a day of Adventure, Passion, Determination, Magic and… Moderate Excess.

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Chaotic Hues of Spring

It just so pans out that my first post using the WordPress Mobile App will be on the Photo Challenge of Chaos.

Fitting then, that I should be sandwiched between two burly Aussie men on the peak hour commuter train to work and feeling more than a little chaotic about the week that looms ahead…

But spring is firmly here (thank god for small mercies), and beauty is all around!

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