Experiment 1, My Photo Gallery, was a failure, so I moved it to a new page here or you can click the “photographs” link at top right. I wanted to have a page that catalogued all my favourite photographs and I constructed it using the Sway App from Microsoft. But the app seemed to play havoc with my layout and kept picking up bits of previous posts. I am hoping it will work better as a stand-alone page.
I would appreciate comments as to how it appears to users who may be viewing it on platforms I am not acquainted with. I am no expert when it comes blog page design and layout. I just picked a simple theme and followed the instructions.
It is Lore time. Or Law time as some will have it. The time when aboriginal boys become men. The time for initiation rites. I was away last year at this time, on leave, then trapped in Halls Creek by the weather. This year I plan to be trapped here.
There are a lot of new faces in the community, all male. The women and girls are making themselves scarce. They are packing up and heading to visit relatives in Halls Creek, or in Warmun or Kununurra, centres where no Lore is practised. Those remaining stay mostly at home. There do not seem to be many children about either.
We gardia keep to ourselves and don’t stray near the men’s areas.
“Seek lonely places and be still, listening, hearing the songs and cries of the winged ones, the sounds of the four-leggeds, and the cries of the insect people; feeling the breath and touch of the earth, of leaves, of bark; for all have messages for you… “
Sees-Beyond-The-Lightning, of the Sioux.
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This year I am going to find out what a night out camping in a lonely place can do for the young ones.