As November gets underway, looking back at October and the months before, it is hard to remember how dry it was. Now we have teeming rain, hail, thunder and lightning and the grass is green.
Articles from Duck Pond
We have been afflicted with the Postal Survey. While I duly posted the envelopes and forms, I had no dealing with the opinion they carried – although I have a reliable advice of what that was.
Some weeks later, we had delivered to our letterbox the condensation of the argument for the No case from a group called Coalition for Marriage. They suggest support the No case “to protect your freedoms”.
Their case is as follows:
I have forgotten when we last had rain. It seems there were record falls in March. July, August and September, at least to my recollection, have been without rain. And that means we might expect bush fires, and we should have a plan to meet that contingency.
August, was to me, one of the coldest that I have ever experienced. Overall, the Bureau of Meteorology reports:
The 2017 winter was the hottest since 1910 when national records began, according to Bureau of Meteorology figures released today.
I was walking a few kilometers every day. I thought I was going OK. Dexter and Hannah express disappointment if I do not take them out. Then I was undermined what I thought at the time would be a critical injury. I seemed to tear my knee and the muscles. I had difficulty getting out of a chair. The remedy, after going to the doctor was, simple and almost immediately effective. The application of anti-inflammatory gel worked almost immediately.
There are two separate realms of concern and at times failure of intuition, especially in relation to dogs and to human beings. There seems to be agreement that walking is good for dogs and for humans.
June is gone for this year. Next year she is due to return. The Earth keeps turning, which is gives us the opportunity, at least as a species, to look ahead and consider the record of the past.
I know what it is like to kick the earth, or at least a piece of wood. I thought my toe would never recover. I looked around, of course, for someone to blame and there were two dogs pulling on the lead. I bit my tongue in the metaphoric sense, and kept walking.
The reference of the title is to the lyrics in the song by Redgum, “I was only 19”:
Life is transient and apparently effervescent. As humans, like other animals, we well designed for lfe practicalities. Dexter and Hannah do not worry about such things. They just live their lives.
It is easy just to quote from Wikipedia:
The title of the song is a Bible reference, paraphrasing Ecclesiastes:
Both Dexter and Hannah are as right as the rain now falling, but for April and May the photo record of their jaunts (or walks) have not been realized, although photos were taken. The fact is there are too many photos.