Another week and Australia is still on fire, and I do mean Australia, I believe every state now has its own problems. Although quieter and not so extreme for the last few days. The heat and winds are picking up again, Summer storms are on their way this afternoon for us here in Victoria. Let’s hope it doesn’t get too bad. Hopefully, we get rain, normally it is high winds and lightning and thunder, which of course, intern causes more fires. Meanwhile, the smoke haze has our air quality marked as some of the worst in the world. So smokey it burns the eyes and lungs. It’s so hot, but can’t put on AC (Evaporative) as it brings in more smoke.
Time for another chapter of Share your World
What’s something your brain tries to make you do, which you have to will yourself NOT to do? (could be a bad habit, a physical response to something…your interpretation is as good as mine! ) I usually freak out at heights, spiders and crowds, I tell myself I shouldn’t but I still do. I get nervous in new situations, I believe I am getting a much better handle on that now.
When someone finds out what you do, or where you are from, what question do they always ask you? When people here I am from Victoria they always ask what AFL football team I follow because EVERYONE here is supposed to be AFL Fanatics, I honestly couldn’t care less about AFL. It shocks people. When they here I am a photographer, they also ask what I shoot. When I mention Conceptual Portraits, people are like “what’s that?” and I show them some pics on my phone, some are like “Oh OK” and others are like “COOL!” I like those people 🙂
Others are like Still Life, “like fruit and flowers and stuff? ummmmm OK”. Some people are shocked to find out I also have a part-time job as well as running my business. My Business is small and expanding, one day (soon) I hope I can put my all into it and it will completely sustain me.
What’s something terrifying that we’ve all come to accept as a fact of life? Bushfires and floods seem to be the core on my mind at the moment. But getting old and losing my sense of self, my ability to live with dignity. It’s not so much dying I don’t think that bothers me as much as HOW I die. I am all for falling asleep and never waking up. But sadly that is rarely how it ends for most of us. Watching my Dad with MND is slow and horrible, I hope that is not what fate has in store for me.
Should governments make laws to protect people from harming themselves? Could that even work? (yes this one is deep, maybe too deep). This is close to my heart. I believe that Governments should back off. I think that if Euthanasia for the sick, elderly and infirm were legalised (it is just this year been partially legalised in Victoria) many people would not self-harm in such horrible alternatives. Yes, there are always going to be people who will commit suicide because they feel they have no self-worth or reason to exist, it is sad, but seriously there is nothing you can really do. I have known way too many suicides and you never know until it’s too late. The ones who cry wolf? They usually want help and yes we should help them, not hinder their recover with Government bullshit. But for people who are truly suffering and truly dying, why force them to prolong a life that may not be worth living? We don’t force animals to live in pain and torment, why do we do it to people?
Gratitude is an Attitude…
Please share your gratitude for this past week in the form of a photo, a quote or a thought. I am grateful that I have moments of beauty and clarity in my life, amongst all the current turmoil. I am grateful for my beautiful daughters, Hubby and animals.
I hope you have a wonderful week…