And so I was due back in Sydney today for my graduation. It took me a while to decide if I should make the trip down. It was a toss between going to Sydney or making a trip to Xi-an (China) to help a non-profit start up a library.
I chose Xi-an instead. Because it was a chance in a lifetime to do something for someone else, and I was afraid that going to Sydney might make me miss it more. Or that the Sydney I remembered is not the Sydney I’m going back to.
But yes, I have graduated. A small personal achievement. 🙂
More on the Xi-an project later….
Play Me, I’m Yours project, where street pianos are launched in various places along the cities, inviting everyone to play a tune or two. And even to decorate the pianos.
The Sydney leg was launched in January 2009.
Oh, how I miss Sydney…
Market City (Chinatown)
I thought I would be happy to leave Sydney.
But I am not.
So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
cause I’m leaving on a jet plane
Dont know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go
(Leaving on a Jet Plane by Chantal Kreviazuk)
Lesson from from the Monet exhibition in Sydney:
In appreciating the impressionists, one should not stand too close. All you see are blobs of paint.
Take a few steps back and see the moment it captures.
Just like in life, sometimes, we need to have the benefit of distance to see things more clearly.
Wisdom Exhibition in Sydney. Inspiring.
Unfortunately, these were the only photos I managed to take, as photography wasn’t allowed. But more quotes available here.
And this, specially to a friend in Sudan, living her dreams.