“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.”
— Mitsugi Saotome
three daze days of The Great Outdoors, dining on Watties Big Eat out of a can, staying up late around the outdoor fire with dark chocolate, a bottle of red
and Deb's hilarious stories,
cuddling lots of babies,
rough on crinkly mattresses, dodging raindrops (with not a bikini in sight) the mommies running breathlessly up and down treacherous clay banks trying to keep up with the kiddos orienteering Rob doing his cool encouraging thing with M6 going up and down the hill slide J12, kayaker extraordinaire S10 rescuing a rather freaked out M6 my personal fave: rifle range.
S10 aims at the targets, on that wall,
eleventy billion miles away
down the end of that field
J12 aims and fires his ten shots too. no photo of moi, but here's my target. see all those BULLSEYES?
i kid you not, i *am* Jane Smith.
M6 *loved* swinging over
The Crocodile Pit
S10 and buddies,
with their bivouac in foreground,
or background, i can't really tell lol.
let's hope that if they get lost in the bush
there's a friendly architect nearby!
M6 blew us away with his sure-footedness on the Burma Bridge: a three-wire-rig up to the Flying Fox J12 managed to grab a third ride on said Fox, bouncing and waving all the way down: Look Mum, no hands...